GPU Angled Adapters Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Manufactured by CableMod
CableMod has issued a product recall for their 12VHPWR Angled Adapters, models V1.0 and V1.1, due to potential fire and burn hazards. These adapters are designed to plug into a graphics processing unit’s power port at either a 90-degree or 180-degree angle. The recall includes adapters sold in various colors, with the “CableMod” logo appearing on the side. Model V1.1 has a stabilizing pin on the side of the male connector.
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Potential Risks or Issues
The male connector of the adapters can become loose, overheat, and melt into the graphics processing unit (GPU), posing fire and burn hazards.
Has Anyone Been Injured?
No injuries have been reported. However, the firm has received 272 reports of the adapters becoming loose, overheating, and melting into the GPU, resulting in at least $74,500 in property damage claims in the United States.
About the Recall
This recall involves CableMod’s 12VHPWR Angled Adapters, models V1.0 and V1.1. The adapters were sold in various colors and came in two variations to accommodate power port orientation: Variation A and Variation B. Model V1.1 has a stabilizing pin on the side of the male connector. The “CableMod” logo appears on the side of the adapter.
Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product
The unique identification of the recalled product can be found on the CableMod 12VHPWR Angled Adapters, models V1.0 and V1.1.
How Many Units Are Affected?
About 25,300 units of the CableMod Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) V1.0 and V.1.1 Angled Adapters are affected by this recall.
Affected Batch/Date Range
The affected adapters were sold from September 2022 through November 2023.
Who is the Distributor(s)?
The distributor of the recalled product is CableMod Ltd., located in China.
Places Where Recalled Product was Sold
The recalled adapters were sold at small independent stores nationwide and online at vprbrands.com from September 2022 through November 2023 for about $18.
Where was This Manufactured?
The recalled product was manufactured by CableMod Ltd., located in China.
Actions for Consumers
Consumers who have purchased the recalled angled adapters should immediately stop using them. They are advised to contact CableMod for instructions on how to safely remove the adapter from the GPU and to arrange for a full refund, including the cost of shipping, or a $60 store credit for non-customized products, with free standard shipping. Consumers will be asked to destroy the adapter and upload a photo of the destroyed product to https://cablemod.com/adapterrecall/. Detailed instructions on how to safely remove the adapter can be found on the website. Once destroyed, consumers should discard the adapter in accordance with local laws.
Consumers should contact CableMod via their toll-free number at 888-203-3605 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found on the CableMod website at https://cablemod.com/adapterrecall/ or by clicking on the “Voluntary Safety Recall” banner at the top of the page.
For more information about this recall, consumers can visit the official website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/GPU-Angled-Adapters-Recalled-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards-Manufactured-by-CableMod.
This recall complies with the requirements set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?
- Stop using the recalled angled adapters immediately.
- Contact CableMod for instructions on how to safely remove the adapter from the GPU.
- Follow the instructions provided by CableMod to arrange for a refund or store credit.
- Destroy the adapter as instructed and upload a photo of the destroyed product.
- Discard the adapter in accordance with local laws.
It is crucial for consumers to take immediate action if they have purchased the recalled CableMod 12VHPWR Angled Adapters, models V1.0 and V1.1. By following the instructions provided by CableMod, consumers can ensure their safety and receive a refund or store credit for the affected product.