Tectron International Recalls USB Chargers Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 31, 2014. 

  • 3-in-1 USB charger
    3-in-1 USB charger

Recall Summary

Name of product:  3-in-1 USB phone charger

Hazard:  The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:  View Details

Consumer Contact:  Tectron International toll free at (844) 582-3152 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.tectronint.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 55,000

Description:  The 3-in-1 USB charging cable is used to charge iPhone4S/4G/3GS/3G, iPhone5, iPad mini/iPad4 and android phones. The 10-foot white cord has a USB plug on one end. The other end has 3 plugs: 30-pin plug for the iPad First Generation and iPhone 4S and earlier models; Lightning plug for the iPhone5 and later models and the iPad 2 and later models; and mini USB plug. The cable comes in a transparent sealed pouch. Item NO. USB29B is printed on label on the outside of the pouch.

Incidents/Injuries:  Two incidents reported the USB charger melting. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Remedy:  Two incidents reported the USB charger melting. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Sold at:  Distributors for school fundraisers from July 2014 to August 2014 for about $3.50.

Importer:  Tectron International of Vernon, Calif.

Distributors:  AGI Fundraising, The Chip Shoppe, CPK Inc, Evergreen Fundraising, Great American Opportunities and Paragon Promotions

Manufactured in:  China

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