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Recall of the Week: Tectron International USB chargers due to fire hazard

USB29B a - 800 pixelTectron International is recalling about 55,000 3-in-1 USB phone chargers.

The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Two incidents reported the USB charger melting. No injuries or property damage were reported.

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, with Item NO. USB29B printed on label on the pouch.

The chargers were sold distributors for school fundraisers from July 2014 to August 2014 for about $3.50.

Consumers should stop using the chargers immediately and call 844-582-3152 for instructions on returning them for a refund, the company and commission said.

If you are a fundraising representative, call Tectron at 844-582-3152. If you’re a student or parent, contact your school's fundraising representative. If you purchased the item through Tectron's website, contact fund@tectronint.com.

For more information, call Tectron at 844-582-3152 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.tectronint.com and click on Products then Recall.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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