On Oct. 18, importer Kikkerland Design Inc. of New York recalled about 3,600 wireless charger bedside pockets manufactured in China because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Kikkerland has received three reports of smoke coming from the charger pockets. No injuries have been reported in connection with the pockets.
This recall involves Kikkerland’s wireless charger bedside pockets used for recharging mobile phones and other devices. The recalled chargers have a wireless charging pocket in which a mobile phone or other electronic device is placed. The recalled charger pockets have the configuration of an expanding v-shaped file folder with a single pocket and a rigid flap that is pivotally attached on one side. The pocket typically is placed between the mattress and the bed frame. They are made of a dark gray felt material and were sold with a power cord. In operation, the cord is plugged into an electronic outlet, and the mobile phone is placed into the pocket for recharging.
Manufactured by Ningbo Hongrui Import & Export Ltd. of China, the pockets were sold for about $35 at Annie’s Blue Ribbon, Kowalski’s, SF MOMA, Therapy stores and other stores nationwide from March through August.
Consumers immediately should stop using the recalled charger pockets and contact Kikkerland for instructions on how to receive a full refund. The company can be reached by phone at 800-766-8523, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at Kikkerland.com.