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Southern Telecom Recalls A/C Adaptors for Polaroid Internet Tablets Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big Lots

  • A/C Adaptor for Polaroid PMID 709 Tablets
  • Polaroid Internet PMID 709 Tablet
Name of Product:
A/C Adaptor (charger) included with Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets <strong></strong>
Hazard:
The adaptors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
October 30, 2013
Units:
About 21,000
Consumer Contact

Southern Telecom toll-free at (866) 450-4493 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.southerntelecom.com and go to Product Support and click on "PMID709 A/C Adaptor Exchange Program" for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled adaptor, also commonly referred to as a charger, was included with the Polaroid PMID709 seven inch Internet tablet (also known as the PMID709KB). The adaptor has two prongs for plugging into an outlet on one end and a wire leading to a single plug for the tablet. A label on the bottom of the casing near the plug prongs has "Polaroid Power Adaptor" printed on it with the model number SX-30017-D.

Remedy:

Customers should immediately stop using the adaptor and contact Southern Telecom for a replacement adaptor at no cost.  Customers will receive an envelope for returning the recalled product with their replacement adaptor.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received approximately ten reports of the adaptor overheating.  No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At:
Big Lots in July 2013 for $90 for the tablet and adaptor.
Importer:

Southern Telecom, Inc., of Brooklyn, NY.

Importer

Southern Telecom, Inc., of Brooklyn, NY.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-008
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