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Sakar International Recalls Battery Chargers Due to Electrocution, Electric Shock Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Sakar International Inc. is recalling battery chargers because the case can break exposing energized components which poses an electric shock or electrocution hazard.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Digital Concepts Compact Travel Charger recalled due to electrocution and electric shock hazard.
Digital Concepts Compact Travel Charger recalled due to electrocution and electric shock hazard.

Product Information

Name of Product: Digital Concepts Compact Travel Charger

Units: About 48,000

Importer: Sakar International Inc. of Edison, NJ.

Hazard: The plastic holding the screws can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components, exposing users to electrocution or electric shock.

Incidents/Injuries: Sakar International has not received any reports of the charger falling apart, or of electrocution or electric shock. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The charger holds two AA or AAA batteries, is silver colored and has a sticker on the top which says “Digital Concepts” and “Compact Travel Charger”. This recall involves item numbers CH-1600S and CH-1600-RS which are identified with the date code MID#: 0801110. Both numbers can be found on the white label on the underside of the charger. Also on the underside are three screws and a retractable power plug.

Sold at: Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and Radio Shack from January 2011 through February 2012 for about $10.00.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery charger and contact Sakar International Inc. for a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sakar International Inc. toll free at 877.397.8200 at any time or visit the firm’s website at www.sakar.com/recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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