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Southern Telecom Recalls A/C Adaptors for Polaroid Internet Tablets Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big Lots
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that the A/C Adaptors for Polaroid Internet Tablets are being recalled by Southern Telecom due to a possible fire hazard.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: A/C Adaptor (charger) included with Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets
Hazard: The adaptors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Units: About 21,000
Description: The recalled adaptor, also commonly referred to as a charger, was included with the Polaroid PMID709 seven inch Internet tablet (also known as the PMID709KB). The adaptor has two prongs for plugging into an outlet on one end and a wire leading to a single plug for the tablet. A label on the bottom of the casing near the plug prongs has “Polaroid Power Adaptor” printed on it with the model number SX-30017-D.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received approximately ten reports of the adaptor overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the adaptor and contact Southern Telecom for a replacement adaptor at no cost. Customers will receive an envelope for returning the recalled product with their replacement adaptor.
Sold exclusively at: Big Lots in July 2013 for $90.00 for the tablet and adaptor.
Consumer Contact: Southern Telecom toll-free at 866.450.4493 from 8:00am to 10:00pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.southerntelecom.com and go to Product Support and click on “PMID709 A/C Adaptor Exchange Program” for more information.
Importer: Southern Telecom, Inc., of Brooklyn, NY.
Manufactured in: China
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.
TopicsBig Lots, Brooklyn NY, China, CPSC, Fire Hazard, Overheat, Recall, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington D.C.
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