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Recall alert: iPhone, iPad chargers fire risk

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On Thursday, a recall was been announced for iPhone, iPad and iPod chargers sold at Dillard’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Nordstrom’s and some boutiques nationwide. Lifeguard Press issued the recall via the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The particular wall charger that poses a risk was sold as part of a larger set between February and June of 2014.

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The sets were labeled as either Lilly Pulitzer, Jonathan Adler or Ban.do and retailed for $25-30. Each set contained the small, cube-shaped USB wall charger as well as a 12 to 24-volt car charger, a 30-pin USB cord and a Lightning port adapter.

These were attractive sets, manufactured in bright blue, green and pink patterns under the Lilly Pulitzer name, and either turquoise blue line patterns or bright pink, yellow, green and turquoise patterns made up of various styles of lines including waves, dots, and squares under the Jonathan Adler brand. The Ban.do sets were made up of products in solid colors with the wall chargers being either yellow or black and white striped.

The wall chargers in the sets have been reported to emit smoke and spark when plugged in. Also, there have been six reports of the wall charger’s prongs detaching. Lifeguard Press, the makers of the products, have issued a voluntary recall. No injuries have been reported.

The following model names and numbers are affected:

Ban.do

Power Trip Frills # 14150111
Power Trip Mermaid/Blush Stripe #14150118

Jonathan Adler

Architectural Borders #140250
Hudson #140252

Lilly Pulitzer

Beach Rose #143501
Mai Tai #78602
Trippin and Sippin #143504

The model number can be found on the back of the package, in the bottom right corner.

As there is a risk of fire, shock or burns, consumers who have purchased these iPhone, iPad or iPhone charging kits should stop using the USB wall charger right away. The kit can be returned to Lifeguard Press for a full refund. To get the refund process started, contact Lifeguard Press at 1-800-992-3006 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday or online at www.lifeguardpress.com. Visitors to the website can click on the word Press at the bottom of the page to obtain more information.

To see all the recalled models, please click on the slideshow at the top of this article.

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