Products Liability Law Daily Fire, shock hazards lead to Belkin recall of portable wireless charger and stand
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Fire, shock hazards lead to Belkin recall of portable wireless charger and stand

By Susan Lasser, J.D.

The company will provide consumers with instructions on how to safely dispose of the recalled product.

Belkin, of Los Angeles, California, has recalled about 2,280 Belkin "Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition" because a manufacturing defect in the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 21-066, January 13, 2021).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition. The product is a power bank and charging stand in one, with 10,000 mAh power capacity and wireless charging capabilities up to 10W when docked. The package includes the Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition and an external power supply. They are black or white in color with "Belkin" printed on the front of the stand and on the power bank.

The recalled chargers were manufactured in China and were sold at Apple stores worldwide and online at www.apple.com and Belkin.com, from July 2020 through October 2020 for about $80.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled portable wireless chargers immediately; and should contact Belkin for instructions on safe disposal of the product and for a full refund or credit toward the purchase of another product.

Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Belkin at 800-223-5546 anytime, or online at www.Belkin.com and click on Support at the top of the page or https://www.belkin.com/WIZ003ProductRecall.

Companies: Belkin

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