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February 14, 2013 / Narine Khngikyan

Samsonite Recalls Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Samsonite is recalling their Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits after reports that the converter can overheat and cause serious fire and burn hazards. No injuries have been reported yet but more than 20,000 travel converter kits have been affected by this recall.

The Samsonite Dual-Wattage travel converter is used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The converter allows consumers to adjust the wattage of the appliance from 50 to 1600 watts.  However, when a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting, the converter can overheat and cause damage.

The Samsonite converter kit was manufactured in China and sold at retail stores nationwide and online at Samsonite.com from January 2011 through December 2012. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled travel converters and contact the company to return the product for a full refund.

If you have purchased a product and suspect it poses serious health and safety hazards, contact Khorrami, LLP for a confidential consultation.

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