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Consumer Product Update – Health Canada warns of the recall of several USB wall chargers due to shock, burn or fire hazards

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2020 /CNW/ –

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iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor (CNW Group/Health Canada)
iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor (CNW Group/Health Canada)
USB Power Adaptor Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
USB Power Adaptor Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
LS Rising USB Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
LS Rising USB Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
FIFO Dual USB Home Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
FIFO Dual USB Home Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
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iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor (CNW Group/Health Canada)
USB Power Adaptor Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
LS Rising USB Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
FIFO Dual USB Home Charger (CNW Group/Health Canada)
Here are some common Canadian certification marks you may find on your electrical products (CNW Group/Health Canada)

Health Canada recently tested a number of USB wall chargers intended for use with cell phones, tablets and other devices as part of a planned national compliance and enforcement project. The following certified and uncertified products were found to pose an unacceptable risk of electric shock, burn or fire, and are being recalled by industry. This table will be updated if and when new products are recalled.

Affected Products

Product DescriptionSample obtained atImporterNumber
of units affected
Date of recall
iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor UPC 062823868458 Item #: 86845 Great Canadian Dollar Store,Port Coquitlam, British ColumbiaCTG Brands Inc., Vaughan, Ontario26,38010-Jan-2020
USB Power Adaptor Charger  UPC 60078744888 Item #: E-888Gift Market Discount Centre Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaInspire Imports, Toronto, Ontario1,9208-Jan-2020
LS Rising USB Charger UPC 617375495210 Item #: E-PAFGift Market Discount Centre Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaMalmo Trading Inc., Toronto,Ontario1,4408-Jan-2020
FIFO Dual USB Home Charger UPC 694155604048 Item #: 60404Pro Line Sports Inc., Windsor, Nova ScotiaPro Line Sports Inc., Windsor, Nova Scotia1,8858-Jan-2020

What you should do

  • Immediately stop using the above products and either return them to the retailer where you bought them or dispose of them according to your municipal electronic waste requirements.
  • Use only certified electrical products.
    • Provincial and territorial electrical safety authorities require that all electrical products that connect to a wall socket be certified. This means that they conform to the applicable Canadian national safety standard for the product.
    • Certified products can be identified by a recognized certification mark on the product.
    • The certification mark must be on the product itself, not just the packaging.
    • If you are unsure whether a product is certified, ask the retailer to show you the certification mark on the product before you buy it.
  • Look for these signs that there may suggest an electrical product is counterfeit, such as:
    • no certification mark on the product
    • poor quality, for example prongs appear loose,
    • unusually inexpensive price; and/or
    • grammatical errors and unusual fonts on the product, labelling or packaging.
    • Popular products and brands are more likely to have counterfeit versions. Counterfeit electrical products that do not meet Canadian electrical safety requirements may be dangerous.
    • If you suspect a product is counterfeit, stop using it immediately and either return it to the retailer where you bought it or dispose of it according to your municipal electronic waste requirements.

For more information, visit the Electrical Product Safety page on Canada.ca.

Report health and safety concerns

Health Canada advises consumers to check the Government of Canada’s Recalls and Safety Alerts website regularly for any recalled products and to report any consumer product-related health or safety concerns.

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SOURCE Health Canada

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