IKEA recalls nearly 33,000 USB chargers

Photo source: CPSC

The charger’s cable can become damaged or break over time

IKEA US Retail of Virginia is recalling about 32,850 ÅSKSTORM 40W USB chargers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The charger’s cable can become damaged or break over time, posing burn and electric shock hazards.

The firm has received 17 incident reports globally, including five reports of burns and four reports of electric shock. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the U.S.

This recall involves IKEA ÅSKSTORM 40W USB chargers.

The product consists of a charger and a detachable power cord with a C7 connector and a plug.

Model number ICPSW5-40-1 is printed on the label on the back side of the gray USB charger.

The chargers, manufactured in China, were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at IKEA.com from April 2020, through December 2023, for about $30.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. If unable to return it to a store, consumers may contact IKEA for instructions on how to dispose of the chargers to receive a full refund.

Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at www.ikea.com/us/en/customer-service/product-support/recalls/ for more information.

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