Vernier Science Education recalls Go Direct charge stations

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The charge station can overheat, posing a burn hazard

Vernier Science Education of Beaverton, Ore., is recalling about 15,000 Vernier Go Direct charge stations.

The charge station can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The company has received two reports of the chargers overheating. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Vernier Go Direct Charge Station, which supports the Go Direct line of wireless sensors containing rechargeable batteries.

The sensors are widely used in educational settings by teachers and students to conduct a variety of science experiments, including collecting data on temperature measurements, O2 levels, CO2 levels, pH values, and more.

The Vernier charge stations can charge up to 16 sensors at the same time — 8 via USB and 8 via Go Direct wand-style sensor ports.

The product is marked as “Go Direct Charging Station” and can be identified by the order code GDX-CRG and model number GDXCRG2617R1 on a label located at the bottom of the charge station.

The product may have been purchased individually or as a part of a Teacher Pack of sensors with order codes GDX-TMP-TP or GDX-PH-TP.

The charge stations, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold online at Vernier.com, www.fishersci.com, www.flinnsci.com, and www.us.vwr.com from November 2017, through December 2023, for between $90 and $930, depending on whether it was purchased individually or as part of a Teacher Pack.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the charge stations and contact Vernier to receive instructions on how to return it for a free repair.

Vernier is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Vernier Science Education toll-free at (888) 837-6437 from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Thursday, from 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PT) on Friday by email at support@vernier.com, or online at www.vernier.com/gdx-crg-recall for more information.

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