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Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits

Description: This recall involves the Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The kit includes one black converter to change 220-volt AC electricity to 110-volt AC, two adapter plugs with round prongs, two with flat prongs and one grounded adapter plug with three flat prongs. The converter has a red switch to adjust the wattage of the appliance from 50 to 1600 watts. The words "Dual-Wattage Converter" and "Do Not Use 50W on Hair Dryer" appear on the front of the converter. The Samsonite logo appears on each piece in the set. [Source]

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

The Samsonite Dual Wattage Travel Converter Kit has six pieces

About 20,000 units were affected by this recall.

Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date02/12/2013
Recall ID1315
Recall Number13119
Product TypeAdapter/Power Supply/Charger/Battery
HazardThe converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
InjuriesNone reported in the U.S.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled travel converters and contact Samsonite to return the product for a full refund.
Remedy OptionRefund
ContactSamsonite; toll-free at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; at e-mail or online at
Last Updated01/22/2015
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