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Safety Alert

Tectron International Recalls USB Chargers Due to Fire Hazard

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: 3-in-1 USB phone charger

Hazard: The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Tectron International toll free at (844) 582-3152 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.tectronint.com and click on Recall for more information.

Units: About 55,000

Description: The 3-in-1 USB charging cable is used to charge iPhone4S/4G/3GS/3G, iPhone5, iPad mini/iPad4 and android phones. The 10-foot white cord has a USB plug on one end. The other end has 3 plugs: 30-pin plug for the iPad First Generation and iPhone 4S and earlier models; Lightning plug for the iPhone5 and later models and the iPad 2 and later models; and mini USB plug. The cable comes in a transparent sealed pouch. Item NO. USB29B is printed on label on the outside of the pouch.

Incidents/Injuries: Two incidents reported the USB charger melting. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Sold at: Distributors for school fundraisers from July 2014 to August 2014 for about $3.50.

Importer: Tectron International of Vernon, Calif.

Distributors: AGI Fundraising, The Chip Shoppe, CPK Inc, Evergreen Fundraising, Great American Opportunities and Paragon Promotions

Manufactured in: China