Thousands of iPhone chargers from places like Nordstrom, Lilly Pulitzer and Dillards could pose a fire risk. If you have one of these, stop using them and contact the company listed here.
This recall involves seven models of charging kits with universal serial bus (USB) connectors that are used to recharge Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. The recalled kits were sold under the Ban.do, Jonathan Adler and Lilly Pulitzer brand names and contained a wall charger, a 12 to 24-volt car charger, a 30-pin USB cord and a Lightning port adapter. The wall chargers are plastic cubes about 1¼ inches long, 1 inch wide and ½ inch tall with two metal prongs for plugging into an electrical outlet on one end and a USB port on the opposite end. Ban.do wall chargers came in the colors yellow and black and white stripe. Jonathan Adler wall chargers came in multicolor and blue and white patterns. Lilly Pulitzer wall chargers came in multicolor floral patterns.
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Lifeguard Press has received six reports of the wall chargers emitting smoke and sparking and six reports of prongs detaching from the plug. No injuries have been reported.
The wall charger can overheat and emit smoke and sparks, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The prongs on the charger can detach and remain in the electrical outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the USB wall charger and contact Lifeguard Press to return the charging kit for a full refund. Contact Lifeguard Press at (800) 992-3006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.lifeguardpress.com/recall.
Dillard’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Nordstrom and independent boutiques nationwide from February 2014 to June 2014 for between $25 and $30.
Lifeguard Press Inc. Bowling Green, Ky.