IKEA recalls charging hub after electric shock risk

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has issued a product recall on a charging hub after electric shock safety risks.

The Office for Product Safety and Standards issued the recall for the IKEA ASKSTORM 40W USB charger (dark grey) after failing to meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016. The product originates from China.

A statement said: “The product presents a risk of electric shock as the power cable may get damaged by being bent back and forth over a long period of use, or broken after being wrapped around the charger. The damaged cable may lead to thermal burns and electric shock.”

IKEA added: “At IKEA, the health and safety of our customers is our top priority, therefore ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey is being recalled.

“The ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey can be identified by the model number ICPSW5-40-1 that is found on the label on the backside of the USB-charger.

“Customers can return their charger to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required. Customers can also contact Customer Services on 0173 352 0006. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

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