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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

HSN Recalls Power Strips for Charge-It-All Valets



April 16, 2008
Alert #08-557

HSN Recalls Power Strips for Charge-It-All Valets Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Charge-It-All Valets

Units: About 17,000

Retailer: HSN LP, of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Distributor: Ingenious Designs LLC, of Englewood, New York

Hazard: The power strip located inside the valet has undersized wires, which can pose fire and shock hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves the power strips sold with the medium and large Joy Mangano Charge-It-All Valets. The valet is a box with divided compartments that comes with a power strip that allows the user to recharge and organize items such as cell phones, mp3 players, PDAs and cameras in a single location. The medium valet comes with a 3-receptacle power strip and the large valet comes with a 6-receptacle power strip. The letters J and M are printed in cursive under the valet.

Sold by: HSN LP, exclusively, from October 2007 through January 2008 for about $50 for the large valet and $40 for the medium valet.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the power strip. HSN LP will provide a replacement power strip and an in-store refund of $5. HSN LP will pay for all shipping charges to return the product. HSN is directly contacting consumers with the recalled units.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call HSN toll-free at (888) 540-7052 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at www.hsn.com



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