Samsonite Recalls Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting.

Los consumidores deben dejar de este producto a menos que se indique lo contrario. Es ilegal revender o intentar revender un producto de consumo retirado del mercado.

Fecha del retiro: febrero 12, 2013
Número del retiro: 13-119
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  • The Samsonite Dual Wattage Travel Converter Kit has six pieces

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    The Samsonite Dual Wattage Travel Converter Kit has six pieces

Resumen del retiro

Nombre del producto:

Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits

Riesgo:

The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Contacto para los consumidores:

Samsonite; toll-free at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; at e-mail recall@samsonite.com or online at www.samsonite.com/recall

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Detalles del retiro

Unidades

About 20,000

Descripción

This recall involves the Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The kit includes one black converter to change 220-volt AC electricity to 110-volt AC, two adapter plugs with round prongs, two with flat prongs and one grounded adapter plug with three flat prongs. The converter has a red switch to adjust the wattage of the appliance from 50 to 1600 watts. The words "Dual-Wattage Converter" and "Do Not Use 50W on Hair Dryer" appear on the front of the converter. The Samsonite logo appears on each piece in the set.

Incidentes/Lesiones

None reported in the U.S.

Remedio

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled travel converters and contact Samsonite to return the product for a full refund.

Vendido en

Retail stores nationwide and at the Samsonite on-line store from January 2011 through December 2012 for approximately $35.

Importado por

Samsonite LLC, of Mansfield, Mass.

Fabricación en

China

  • The Samsonite Dual Wattage Travel Converter Kit has six pieces