WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Universal All-in-One Plug Adapters
Manufacturer: Ahoku Electronics Co., of Taipei, Taiwan
Distributor: Targus Group International Inc., of Anaheim, Calif.
Hazard: The adapters may have an electrical wiring problem, posing a shock and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Targus has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The recall involves 110/220 volt All-in-One Universal Travel Adapters. The black adapter unit provides four different types of power connection based on the different electrical outlets worldwide. The recalled adapters have the brand name â€śTargusâ€ť printed on the front. On the side of the adapter is a switch to allow the user to select one of the three country settings: â€śUSA/Aust/N.Z.â€ť or â€śEuropeâ€ť or â€śU.K.â€ť
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide and the Targus online store sold the adapters between November 2002 and May 2004 for about $20.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the adapters immediately and contact Targus to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumer should call Targus at (888) 577-4097 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the companyâ€™s Web site at www.targus.com/recall