Dual-Wattage Travel Convert Kits have been recalled by the Mansfield, Massachusetts-based Samsonite. These items, which are intended to be used by American travelers who hope to make their appliances function in electrical outlets available in other countries, could suffer from a defect when set to the 50 watt setting. If a load exceeds this level of wattage, overheating could occur and lead to a fire. Consumers would then be in danger of sustaining a burn. Sold across the country between January 2011 and this past December, these items should not be used. Instead, owners are advised to get in touch with Samsung to learn more about how to receive a refund upon return.
For more about the recall, follow this link.