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WakaWaka North America recalls Adaptor Kit

Starting date:
November 12, 2015
Posting date:
November 12, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55670

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and WakaWaka North America

Affected products

WakaWaka Adaptor Kit

Product description

This recall involves the adaptorkKit that includes an AC adapter, a USB cable, and ten different tips all black in colour.  The product allows consumers to charge their electrical equipment using AC current.  The adaptor is imprinted with "Travel Charger, Input 180-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.2A, Output 5.0V-500mA."

Hazard identified

The adaptor kit does not comply with industry standards for insulation and over-current protection and therefore can overheat posing a risk of fire. The shell of the adaptor can also open and expose consumers to live electrical current posing a risk of shock.

Neither WakaWaka North America nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

WakaWaka North America has received four reports of adapters overheating, including some adapters producing smoke and one adapter exploding. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 36 recalled adaptor kits were sold in Canada, and approximately 700 were distributed in the United States. All consumer sales were made via the us.waka-waka.com website.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from November 2013 to April 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Shenzhen Lianchuangcheng Co. Ltd.
Guangdong
CHINA
Distributor
WakaWaka North America
Dover
Delaware
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected product and contact the company for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact WakaWaka America via email or through the firm's website to complete an adaptor kit recall form. 

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.