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Roylco Ltd. Recalls Educational Light Cube

Starting date:
November 30, 2016
Posting date:
November 30, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-61210

Affected products

Educational Light Cube

Product description

This recall involves the Roylco Educational Light Cube with model number R59601 and UPC number 066960596014. It is a white cube measuring 40 cm wide by 40 cm deep and 40 cm high.

The cubes have a light source and a battery located in the base. A power source, remote control, and user guide are part of and shipped with the product. The cube is primarily used for creative learning involving light in the early childhood classroom.

Hazard identified

The light cube's lithium polymer battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

As of November 30, 2016, the company has received no reports of the light cube battery overheating or catching fire in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received three reports of the light cube battery overheating or catching fire, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 444 units were sold through educational supply companies in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2013 to October 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Roylco Ltd.
Waterloo
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
O’Smile Industrial Ltd.
Hong Kong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light cubes and contact Roylco Ltd. for instructions on returning the light cubes for a free replacement of the light source, which contains the battery.

For more information, consumers may contact Roylco Ltd. by telephone toll-free at 1-800-265-2794, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST or by email.

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.