Southern Telecom Recalls A/C Adaptors for Polaroid Internet Tablets Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because the product could cause personal injuries or death due to product liability. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product:

A/C Adaptor (charger) included with Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets

Hazard:

The adaptors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

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 http://www.southerntelecom.com and go to Product Support and click on “PMID709 A/C Adaptor Exchange Program” for more information.

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.

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Southern-Telecom-Recalls-AC-Adaptors-for-Polaroid-Internet-Tablets/

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