Recall alert: 22K Ikea USB chargers recalled


The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 22,600 USB chargers.

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The Ikea Åskstrom 40W USB charger’s cable can get damaged and break, causing burns or electric shocks, the CPSC said.

The charger has a detachable power cord with a C7 connecter and a plug.

The model number (ICPSW5-40-1) can be found on a label on the backside of the device.

They were sold at Ikea stores across the country from April 2020 to December 2023 for $30.

Owners of the chargers should return them to Ikea for a refund. If you are not able to get to Ikea to return it, then contact the company for instructions on how to dispose of it properly and to receive a refund.

For more information, you can reach Ikea at 888-966-4532 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online.

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