About 55,000 3-in-1 USB phone chargers have been recalled by Tectron International of Vernon, Calif. The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard. 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. Two incidents reported the USB charger melting. No injuries or property damage were reported.
The chargers were sold by distributors for school fundraisers from July 2014 to August 2014 for about $3.50. The distributors were AGI Fundraising, The Chip Shoppe, CPK Inc, Evergreen Fundraising, Great American Opportunities and Paragon Promotions. Consumers should immediately stop using the charger and contact Tectron International to request a mailing label to return the merchandise. Mailing labels will be emailed to customers. Contact Tectron International toll free at 844-582-3152 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.tectronint.com and click on Recall for more information.
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