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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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