About 80,000 Sharper Image USB wall chargers have been recalled by Atomi, of New York, N.Y. The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking and acrid smells. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Sharper Image USB wall chargers with model numbers “TSI202” and “TSI260.” The wall chargers are used to recharge electronic devices through a USB connection including MP3 players and other devices. The chargers are black plastic and measure about 2 ½ inches high by 1 ½ inches wide. “The Sharper Image” is printed on the top. The model number is printed on bottom of the charger.
The chargers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Tuesday Morning and TJ Maxx stores and on various websites from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8 and $13. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall chargers and contact Atomi for instructions on returning the chargers for a full refund. at (800) 790-1440, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.