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PowerLine® Inverters by Original Power, Inc.

Starting date:
July 15, 2011
Posting date:
July 15, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002611

Affected products

PowerLine® Inverters by Original Power, Inc.

Product description

This recall involves PowerLine® Inverters that can be identified as follows:

  • Power Line 0900-90 (200 Watt): an inverter with two AC outlets and one USB power port that allows users to power two household devices and one USB powered device from their vehicle power socket. The device is black and can be identified by the UPC 027005900906.
  • Power Line 0900-93 (140 Watt): an inverter with one AC outlet and USB power port that allows users to power a household device and a USB powered device from their vehicle power socket. The device is black and can be identified by the UPC 027005900937.
  • Power Line 0900-88 (75 Watt): an inverter with one AC outlet that allows users to power their household device from their vehicle power socket. The device is black and can be identified by the UPC 027005900883.

Hazard identified

The recalled products have not been evaluated and are not certified to Canadian standards, and may pose a safety hazard to consumers.

Neither Original Power, Inc. nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the unapproved products in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 37,173 units of the unapproved products were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart Corporation across Canada.

Time period sold

The unapproved products were sold from May 2008 to July 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Golden Regent Electronics Co. Ltd.
Importer
Original Power, Inc.
Duluth
Georgia
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-877-249-8504

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the product and return the unapproved product to Wal-Mart for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Original Power, Inc. by phone at 1-877-249-8504 or by e-mail or visit the firm's website.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website.