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Intertek warns of counterfeit Go With Gio Halogen Heaters

Starting date:
January 16, 2014
Posting date:
January 16, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Unauthorized products
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37561

Affected products

Counterfeit Go With Gio Halogen Heaters

Product description

This recall involves portable Go With Gio halogen heaters that bear a counterfeit Intertek (ETL) certification mark. The label identifies the heater by model HG-160C and serial number 0392.

Hazard identified

The Go With Gio halogen heater bears a counterfeit cETLus certification mark and has not been evaluated by Intertek. It is unknown if this product is in compliance with the applicable safety standard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these halogen heaters.

Number sold

The number of units sold is unknown, but they were sold at various retail and secondary market outlets.

Time period sold

The time period sold is unknown.

Place of origin

Unknown

Companies

Manufacturer
GIO

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the affected halogen heaters immediately.

Consumers may also view the public notice on Intertek'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.