Health Canada Issues Warning for Power-7 USB Wall ChargersSold on Amazon

Health Canada recalls 97,113 Power-7 USB Wall Charger Model US2018 adapters sold on Amazon.ca due to electric shock risk. Consumers are advised to stop using and safely dispose of the affected products to mitigate potential harm.

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Health Canada Issues Warning for Power-7 USB Wall ChargersSold on Amazon

Health Canada Issues Warning for Power-7 USB Wall ChargersSold on Amazon

Health Canada has issued a nationwide warning and recall for 97,113 Power-7 USB Wall Charger Model US2018 adapters sold on Amazon.ca between August 2020 and March 2024. The agency advises consumers to immediately stop using the product and dispose of it safely due to the risk of electric shock.

Why this matters: This recall highlights the importance of ensuringproduct safety in the e-commerce era, where consumers may not always have direct access to manufacturer information or quality control. It also underscores the need for regulatory agencies to remain vigilant in protecting consumers from potentially hazardous products.

The affected product is a 2.1A/5V dual port USB cube power adapter in white with a grey stripe, identified by the model number US2018. The adapters were sold in packages of either five or two and can be identified by the Amazon Standard Identification numbers B083LBZX1F and B082XPSDFL. The products were manufactured by Love Chen Technology Inc./Power-7, a China-based company.

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program determined that the Power-7 USB Wall Charger Model US2018 adapters pose an "unreasonable risk of electric shock" to users. Health, nearly, sold, shock, risk "Health Canada is committed to helping protect consumers from potentially dangerous consumer products," the agency stated in its warning.

To date, no injuries related to the use of the recalled product have been reported to Health Canada. However, the agency emphasizes the importance of taking immediate action to mitigate the potential risk. Consumers are advised to stop using the affected adapters and dispose of them safely in accordance with municipal electronic waste requirements.

The recall of the Power-7 USB Wall Charger Model US2018 adapters serves as a stark reminder of the importance of product safety and the potential risks associated with electronic devices. Health Canada's warning aims to protect consumers from the danger of electric shock and ensure the safe use of consumer products sold in the Canadian market.