-----------NEWS from CPSC-----------U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Communications4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, www.cpsc.gov********************************************************Samsonite Recalls Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits Due to Fire, Burn HazardsConsumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.Recall date: February 12, 2013Recall number: 13-119Name of product: Dual-Wattage Travel Converter KitsHazard: The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled travel converters and contact Samsonite to return the product for a full refund.Consumer Contact: Samsonite; toll-free at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.samsonite.com/recallPhotos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Samsonite-Recalls-Dual-W...Units: About 20,000Description: This recall involves the Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The kit includes one black converter to change 220-volt AC electricity to 110-volt AC, two adapter plugs with round prongs, two with flat prongs and one grounded adapter plug with three flat prongs. The converter has a red switch to adjust the wattage of the appliance from 50 to 1600 watts. The words "Dual-Wattage Converter" and "Do Not Use 50W on Hair Dryer" appear on the front of the converter. The Samsonite logo appears on each piece in the set.Incidents/Injuries: Samsonite is aware of three converters overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.Sold at: Retail stores nationwide and at the Samsonite on-line store from January 2011 through December 2012 for approximately $35.Importer: Samsonite LLC, of Mansfield, Mass.Manufactured in: China
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