July 2, 2002
Release # 02-193
PM International Recall Hotline: (800) 377-6332
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PM International Ltd., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 international 2-prong adapter plugs. PM International imported the adapter plugs from a manufacturer in China. The adapter plug can separate when the plug is removed, exposing live electrical conductors, posing an electric shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

PM International received one report of a consumer who received an electric shock when he contacted the exposed conductors when he removed the plug.

The 2-prong, slip-on adapter plugs are used to connect American 2- pronged electrical plugs into various foreign outlets. The adapter plugs are plastic with a white matte finish. The only marking on the plug is "6A250V", which is molded on the bottom surface between the prongs of the adapter. No other writing appears on the adapters. PM International sold the adapter plugs individually and as part of a traveling kit with voltage converters. Only adapter plugs sold individually are included in the recall.

Catalogs and electronic stores nationwide sold the adapter plugs from November 2000 through March 2002 for about $3.

Consumers should immediately stop using these adapters and contact the store or catalog where purchased to receive a free replacement adapter. Consumers can contact PM International at (800) 377-6332 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled International Adapter Plugs