Health Canada Warning: Even More USB Chargers Recalled Over Risk Of Shock And Fire - MTL Blog

Health Canada Warning: Even More USB Chargers Recalled Over Risk Of Shock And Fire

Don't buy cheap electronics, folks!

Technology is our friend. Some would even say best friend.

Do you remember all those Samsung phones that would suddenly blow up and catch fire a year or two ago? Well, now it's all about USB chargers blowing up!

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Nearly anyone in this generation will likely tell you their phone is the most important item they need to have with them at all times... and with that truth, it's also a fact that we need a phone charger as well.

So many of us break, lose or simply forget our chargers all the time - and in turn, we run to the dep or dollar store to buy some cheap replacement.

Stop buying cheap replacements!

Reports of USB chargers randomly catching fire and/or shocking users when touched have been coming in.

Health Canada issues a wide recall of faulty USB chargers being sold across the country a few weeks back.

As of today (April 5), Health Canada has expanded their list and included another 4 models that should be returned immediately.

Here is the full list of phone chargers being recalled across Canada, where you may have purchased them, and a link to their photo in case you're unsure!

Product Description

Sample Obtained at Importer Number of Units Affected Date of Recall Image

ROX USB Wall Charger - SM081

UPC: 200100100819

Bargain Basket, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Anex Select Imports,
Richmond,
British-Columbia
349,501 March 26, 2018 link

ROX Single USB Wall Charger - SM1672

UPC: 812398013186

Deals for Dollars, Winnipeg, Manitoba Anex Select Imports,
Richmond,
British-Columbia
2,304 March 26, 2018 link

Mini Adapter for 4/4S/5/5C/5S/6&6plug;

Item No. : 91-235

Model No.: A1285

Serial No.: 1X043KKF100D

UPC: 776622912358

CanPro Gas and Propane
Calgary, Alberta
Northeast Wholesale Inc.
Calgary, Alberta
444 March 26, 2018 link

"Charger" - Unbranded Single Port USB Charger

Item No.: 91-232

Model No.: ETA-U90EWE

Barcode/UPC: 776622912327

Harvest Hills Dollar Plus
Calgary, Alberta
Northeast Wholesale Inc.
Calgary, Alberta
180 March 26, 2018 link

SMART 1A AC Wall Charger

Model No.: 1402102

UPC: 774175021022
Chevron Town Pantry, British-Columbia Creative Planogram Company (SRP) Markham, Ontario 1,102,731 March 26, 2018 link

Red Coloured Double USB Wall Charger (no brand name)

Model No.: SU100

Deals for Dollars, Winnipeg, Manitoba Deals for Dollars, Winnipeg, Manitoba 192 March 26, 2018 link

Double USB charger cube of clear plastic

Model No.: JBL1309 / SU100

Colours: green, yellow, turquoise, rose, orange, colourless

Zonetronik, Québec, Québec Zonetronik, Québec, Québec 43 March 26, 2018 link

Profil USB charger, dual port, white

Model No.: FRC5804

UPC: 873191007215

Distribution Franco, Québec, Québec Distribution Franco, Québec, Québec 23,855 March 26, 2018 link

Profil USB charger, single port

Model No.: FRC4903A

UPC: 873191007369

Colours: white, black, blue, red

Distribution Franco, Québec, Québec Distribution Franco, Québec, Québec 101,528 March 26, 2018 link

Single USB Charger

Model No.: ETA-U90JWS

Serial No.: DW1C920DS/B-Z

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Québec Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Québec 200 March 26, 2018 link

USB Charger by Happy in trauel

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X91029YP3-1000

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Québec Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Québec 200 March 26, 2018 link

Platinum USB Adapter

Model No.: 2255

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Québec Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Québec 200 March 26, 2018 link

YJ US TEO Power Supply

Model No.: AS951

Serial No.: 2x043KKF100A

Plaza Dollar, Pointe-Claire,
Quebec
Davcan Imports & Exports, Kirkland,
Quebec
218 March 26, 2018 link

USB charger

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1XQ125EZ1AX6

Plaza Dollar, Pointe-Claire,
Quebec
Davcan Imports & Exports, Kirkland,
Quebec
156 March 26, 2018 link

USB Charger

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X043KKF200D

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Québec
Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Québec
833 March 26, 2018 link

WK US TEO Power Supply

Model No.: A5951

Serial No.: 2x043KKF001B

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Québec
Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Québec
833 March 26, 2018 link

USB Charger

Model No.: A1285

Serial No.: 1Xq043KKF100D

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Québec
Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Québec
834 March 26, 2018 link

Single port USB Charger

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X04KKFLG100D

London Itech, Manitoba Budget Electronics, Toronto, Ontario 456 March 26, 2018 link

Mini For Your Power Supply USB Adapter

Item ID: MOB-CHARGER-USB-HOME-WHITE

Model No.: A1265

UPC: 726881615024

London Itech, Manitoba Longtech Distribution, Inc. Markham, Ontario 114 March 26, 2018 link

Eclipse Power Adapter

Model No.: ADC-S01

Serial No.: 700112548901

Golden Gate Inc., Niagara Falls, Ontario Golden Gate Inc., Niagara Falls, Ontario 2,472 March 26, 2018 link

Single port USB charger

Model No.: YTH-0001

HQ technology Inc., Scarborough, Ontario HQ technology Inc., Scarborough, Ontario 55 March 26, 2018 link

Mini USB Charger
 
Model No.: JC-2000

Item No.: E-31190070

UPC: 69893900706

SMAA Corporation, Scarborough, Ontario SMAA Corporation, Scarborough, Ontario 126 March 26, 2018 link

Original USB Travel Charger 2 in 1

Model No.: XHM-1310

UPC: 769981020147

S.G. Impex Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario S.G. Impex Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario 33 March 26, 2018 link

GEMS Wall Charger

USB Mobile Device Charger

UPC: 813125025502

SKU: 640789

Peavey Mart & MainStreet Hardware locations across western Canada

Peavey Industries LP

Red Deer, AB

64 March 26, 2018 link

GEMS Wall Charger

USB Mobile Device Charger

UPC: 813125023799

Model No.: TC012

SKU: 640780

Peavey Mart & MainStreet Hardware locations across western Canada

Peavey Industries LP

Red Deer, AB

183 March 26, 2018 link

GEMS Wall Charger

USB Mobile Device Charger

UPC: 851807005596

SKU: 640779

Peavey Mart & MainStreet Hardware locations across western Canada

Peavey Industries LP

Red Deer, AB

85 March 26, 2018 link

Single Port USB Charger

Model No.: SZW-2

Colours: Pink, purple, black top with white casing

Amazon Vivo Tech, China 406 April 5, 2018 link

IETGZ, 2 Port USB Charger

Colour: White

Amazon IETGZ, China 156 April 5, 2018 link

2 Port USB Charger

Model No.: YD-12

Colour: Purple

Amazon ABCsell, China 163 April 5, 2018 link

Bright Accessories, USB HOme Adapter (10-pack, multicolour)

UPC (10-pack): 643462869466

UPC (individual charger): 643462869459

S. G. Impex Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario VanPak Ltd, Etobicoke, Ontario 450 (10-pack) April 5, 2018

If you have any one of these chargers, you should stop using them immediately and return them to the retailer or dispose of them right away.

Health Canada also notes that you should always:

  • Use only certified electrical products.
  • Provincial and territorial electrical codes require that all electrical products sold must be certified, which means that they meet the applicable Canadian electrical safety standards.
  • 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.

Nobody wants to have to deal with a sudden fire or shock from their phone chargers.

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