US consumer safety body orders recall of a wireless charging pad
The US' Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued the recall of a wireless charging pad associated with a particular importer. It has emerged that this product may pose an unacceptable risk of burns or similar injury. The charging pad is marketed by Imagine Nation Books in the US. It is sold in stores such as the Sharper Image, in which case the product bears this chain's brand.
The CPSC has arranged this recall following the accumulation of 10 reports that units of this "Pro Charge Power Wireless Charging Pad" were observed to overheat and cause property damage . The recall is thought to affect approximately 64,000 units of this product currently located in the US. Consumers who have purchased them are advized to return them to their sellers and request a refund.
This is probably the biggest hit taken by the reputation of wireless charging since AirPower's failure to get off the ground. Serendipitiously enough, Apple was forced into an uncharacteristic dumping of this well-publicized project as its engineers could not find a way to manage the multi-coil mat's own overheating problems.