WakaWaka Recalls Adapter Kits Due to Electrical Shock, Explosion, Fire Hazards (Recall Alert)

This recall involves WakaWaka electrical adapter kits. The kits allow consumers to charge their electrical equipment using AC current. The components of the kit are black in color and include the adapter, a U.S.-style two-blade plug, a European-style two-prong plug, a USB cable and ten different types of connectors. "Travel Charger, Input 180-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.2A, Output 5.0V-500mA" is imprinted on the front of the unit right below the pins on the adapter. 

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The Adapter Kit can overheat posing a risk of fire, and the plastic shell of the adapter can open exposing a risk of shock to consumers.
  • Remedy
    Refund
  • Incidents
    WakaWaka has received four reports of adapters overheating, including reports of an adapter smoking and one report of an adapter exploding. No injuries have been reported.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adapter kit and contact WakaWaka for a full refund. WakaWaka is contacting consumers directly.
  • Sold At
    www.waka-waka.com  from November 2013 to April 2015 for about $9.  
 
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