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Safety Alert

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, 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. 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: Replace

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.

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