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This week Health Canada issued a recall for 26 USB charger brands and styles.  These chargers failed to pass standard electrical testing, and therefore pose a risk of fire and electrical shock.

These many products were sold online and at retailers across Canada.  The recall applies to all of these products:

Product Description Sample Obtained at Importer Number of Units Affected Date of Recall
ROX USB Wall Charger – SM081

UPC: 200100100819

Bargain Basket, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Anex Select Imports,
Richmond,
British-Colombia
349,501 March 26, 2018
ROX Single USB Wall Charger – SM1672


UPC: 812398013186

Deals for Dollars, Winnipeg, Manitoba Anex Select Imports,
Richmond,
British-Colombia
2,304 March 26, 2018
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
“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
SMART 1A AC Wall Charger

Model No.: 1402102

UPC: 774175021022

Chevron Town Pantry, British-Colombia Creative Planogram Company (SRP) Markham, Ontario 1,102,731 March 26, 2018
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
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
Profil USB charger, dual port, white

Model No.: FRC5804

UPC: 873191007215

Distribution Franco, Québec, Québec Distribution Franco, Québec, Québec 23,855 March 26, 2018
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
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
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
Platinum USB Adapter

Model No.: 2255

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

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1XQ125EZ1AX6

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

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X043KKF200D

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

Model No.: A1285

Serial No.: 1Xq043KKF100D

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

Single port USB Charger

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X04KKFLG100D

London Itech, Manitoba Budget Electronics, Toronto, Ontario 456 March 26, 2018
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
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
Single port USB charger

Model No.: YTH-0001

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

 

If you have purchased any of these products, Health Canada recommends that you stop using them immediately and dispose of them or return them to your retailer.

Health Canada also issued a list of things to look out for when purchasing these types of products:

  • 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.