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

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Issue

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 Description Sample obtained at Importer Number of units affected Date of recall Image
iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor

UPC 062823868458

Item #: 86845

Great Canadian Dollar Store,
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
CTG Brands Inc., Vaughan, Ontario 26,380 10-Jan- 2020 iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor
USB Power Adaptor Charger

UPC 60078744888

Item #: E-888

Gift Market Discount Centre Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Inspire Imports, Toronto, Ontario 1,920 8-Jan-2020 USB Power Adaptor Charger
LS Rising USB Charger

UPC 617375495210

Item #: E-PAF

Gift Market Discount Centre Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Malmo Trading Inc., Toronto,
Ontario
1,440 8-Jan-2020 LS Rising USB Charger
FIFO Dual USB Home Charger

UPC 694155604048

Item #: 60404

Pro Line Sports Inc., Windsor, Nova Scotia Pro Line Sports Inc., Windsor, Nova Scotia 1,885 8-Jan-2020 FIFO Dual USB Home Charger

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.

Here are some common Canadian certification marks you may find on your electrical products:

Canadian certification marks

  • 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.

Media Inquiries:
Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public Inquiries:
(613) 957-2991
1-866-225-0709

Images

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iFocus Electronics USB Universal Power Adaptor
USB Power Adaptor Charger
LS Rising USB Charger
FIFO Dual USB Home Charger
Canadian certification marks

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