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UL warns of potentially hazardous i.Sound portable battery packs

Starting date:
September 17, 2014
Posting date:
September 17, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41403

Affected products

i.Sound portable power battery packs

Product description

This recall involves i.Sound portable power battery packs.

The following products are included:
Item Number Battery Pack Information Packaging Information
DGIPAD-4543 i.Sound
www.isound.net
Portable Power 8,000 mAh
Input: 12V 1A
Output: 5V 2.1A on each connector 2.5A together
Capacity: 30Wh Lithium Polymer Battery
cULus listing number: MH47109

Bears an unauthorized UL Mark

I.Sound
Portable Power
8,000 mAh backup battery

i.Sound: The New Sound
by dreamGEAR
PO Box 478
Torrance CA 90508 USA

DGIPAD-4544

i.Sound
www.isound.net
Portable Power 16,000 mAh
Input: 12V 1A
Output: 5V 2.1A on each connector 2.5A together
Capacity: 60Wh Lithium Polymer Battery
cULus listing number: MH47109

Bears an unauthorized UL Mark

I.Sound
Portable Power
16,000 mAh backup battery

i.Sound: The New Sound
by dreamGEAR
PO Box 478
Torrance CA 90508 USA

 

Hazard identified

UL has determined that the battery packs are not authorized to bear the UL Mark.  Also, the products do not comply with the appropriate safety standards and may pose a risk of fire.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to these battery packs.

Number sold

The number sold is unknown.  However, the product is known to have been sold online and may have been sold at other locations.

Time period sold

The time period sold is unknown.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
dreamGEAR LLC
Torrance
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs and dispose of them following municipal waste guidelines.

Consumers may also view the public notice on the UL 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.