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Samsonite Dual Wattage Travel Converter Kit
- Starting date:
- February 12, 2013
- Posting date:
- February 12, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Samsonite dual wattage travel converter kit
This recall involves the Samsonite Dual Wattage Travel Converter Kit, Model Number 44385-1041. The model number is located on the reverse side of the product packaging. The converter changes 220V AC electricity to 110V AC, making standard US and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The product, pictured below, has a prominent red switch on the front which allows the user to choose 50 watts or 1600 watts. It also has lettering, in all caps, stating “DO NOT USE 50W ON HAIR DRYER”.
No other Samsonite converter models are being recalled.
The converter may overheat, posing a fire or burn hazard, if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting.
Samsonite and Health Canada have received three reports of converters overheating in Canada. There have been no reports of any injuries or significant property damage.
Approximately 3,000 units were sold across Canada in retail stores.
Time period sold
The affected converters were sold from January 2011 through December 2012.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
Minwa China (Pinghu) Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsonite Canada Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled travel converters and contact Samsonite to return the product for a full refund.
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