Matco Tools Wireless Charger recalled due to burn hazard

Starting date:
April 3, 2019
Posting date:
April 3, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69358

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Matco Tools Wireless Charger
  • Issue: The chargers can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Professional Tool Products, LLC

Affected products

Matco Tools Wireless Charger

Product description

This recall involves a Matco Tools brand wireless charger which is an inductive phone charger that is circular in shape. It measures approximately 3.9 inches in diameter and 0.4 inches in height. "MATCO TOOLS" and the Matco company logo are printed in the center of the charger.

The product was sold with a USB cable for insertion into a laptop or power adapter for an electrical outlet.

When the product is connected to the power source, certain wireless phones can be charged by placing the phone on top of the unit.

Hazard identified

The chargers can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

As of March 29, 2019, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 6 reports of overheating and 2 reports of burns to a consumer's fingers.

Number sold

Approximately 216 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 4,800 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The chargers were sold exclusively by Matco Tools mobile truck stores nationwide from November 2018 through January 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Professional Tool Products, LLC
South Carolina
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.

For more information, consumers can contact Professional Tool Products customer service at 1-866-496-8423, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Recall information will also be available online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission'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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website . You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.