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Home Hardware recalls GetPower Portable USB Home Charger

Starting date:
July 18, 2014
Posting date:
July 18, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Unauthorized products
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40603

Affected products

GetPower Portable USB Home Charger

Product description

This recall involves the GetPower portable USB home charger AC USB adapter. The two model numbers affected are CWP-ACUSB-MULTI and BD-201A-BD202A.  These two models have the same store item number identified as 3514-036 and UPC 7-67322-19196-9.

The products were offered in the following colours: assorted pink, red, blue, black, white, green, orange, and purple.

Hazard identified

The affected product has not been tested to determine whether it is compliant with the Canadian Standards for electrical product safety and may pose a safety hazard.

Neither Home Hardware nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 10,290 units were sold in Home Hardware stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April 2013 to July 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Home Hardware Stores Ltd.
St. Jacobs
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the portable USB charger immediately and return it to a Home Hardware store for a credit.

For more information, consumers may contact the supplier of the product, Accessory Highway, by telephone at 1-866-923-6712 or email  or visit Home Hardware's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.