Southern Telecom Recalls A/C Adaptors for Polaroid Internet Tablets Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big Lots

The charger for the 7-inch Polaroid tablet can overheat.

Recall date: October 30, 2013
Recall number: 14-008
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  • A/C Adaptor for Polaroid PMID 709 Tablets

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    A/C Adaptor for Polaroid PMID 709 Tablets

  • Polaroid Internet PMID 709 Tablet

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    Polaroid Internet PMID 709 Tablet

Recall Summary

Name of product:

A/C Adaptor (charger) included with Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets

Hazard:

The adaptors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Southern Telecom toll-free at (866) 450-4493 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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.

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Recall Details

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 for the tablet and adaptor. 

Importer

Southern Telecom, Inc., of Brooklyn, NY.

Manufactured in

China

  • A/C Adaptor for Polaroid PMID 709 Tablets

  • Polaroid Internet PMID 709 Tablet