WakaWaka Recalls Adapter Kits Due to Electrical Shock, Explosion, Fire Hazards
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: Electrical adapter kits
Hazard: The Adapter Kit can overheat posing a risk of fire, and the plastic shell of the adapter can open exposing a risk of shock to consumers.
Consumer Contact: WakaWaka toll-free at 888-472-6792 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and online at www.waka-waka.com and click on Adapter Recall.
Units: About 700 (In addition, 200 units were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves WakaWaka electrical adapter kits. The kits allow consumers to charge their electrical equipment using AC current. The components of the kit are black in color and include the adapter, a U.S.-style two-blade plug, a European-style two-prong plug, a USB cable and ten different types of connectors. "Travel Charger, Input 180-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.2A, Output 5.0V-500mA" is imprinted on the front of the unit right below the pins on the adapter.
Incidents/Injuries: WakaWaka has received four reports of adapters overheating, including reports of an adapter smoking and one report of an adapter exploding. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adapter kit and contact WakaWaka for a full refund. WakaWaka is contacting consumers directly.
Sold exclusively at: www.waka-waka.com from November 2013 to April 2015 for about $9.
Importer: Off-Grid Solutions USA LLC, d/b/a WakaWaka North America, of Dover, Del.
Manufactured in: China