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Tectron International recalls USB chargers due to fire hazard

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Oct 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-30 15:37:00-04

Tectron International has recalled about 55,000 3-in-1 USB phone chargers due to the fact that the chargers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. That’s according to a report from the CPSC.

The 3-in-1 USB charging cable is used to charge iPhone4S/4G/3GS/3G, iPhone5, iPad mini/iPad4 and android phones. The 10-foot white cord has a USB plug on one end.

The other end has 3 plugs: 30-pin plug for the iPad First Generation and iPhone 4S and earlier models; Lightning plug for the iPhone5 and later models and the iPad 2 and later models; and mini USB plug. The cable comes in a transparent sealed pouch. Item NO. USB29B is printed on label on the outside of the pouch.

Click here to read more from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.