Health Canada warns of safety hazards with several uncertified USB chargers

Starting date:
March 26, 2018
Posting date:
May 28, 2018
Type of communication:
Information Update
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:
RA-66316

Updated: May 28, 2018
Original: March 26, 2018

Issue

As part of a planned national sampling and compliance project, Health Canada tested a number of uncertified USB chargers. The following products were found to pose an unacceptable risk of electric shock and fire and are being recalled. This table will be updated if and when new products are recalled.

Affected Products
Product Description Sample obtained at Importer Number of Units Affected Date of recall Image
4 in 1 Charger CDC Computers, Winnipeg, Manitoba Longtech Computer Distribution, Markham, Ontario 53 May 28, 2018 4 in 1 Charger
Desktop Charger 6-ports CDC Computers, Winnipeg, Manitoba ComGears Canada, Markham, Ontario 100 May 28, 2018 Desktop Charger 6-ports

Iconnek by Lifestyle Double Port USB Charger

Model No.: 310573

UPC: 627997105732

Colors : white with an orange, blue, red or grey band

Les Variétés P. Prud'Homme inc., St-Jérôme, Quebec Les Variétés P. Prud'Homme inc., St-Jérôme, Quebec 4,341 May 28, 2018 Iconnek by Lifestyle Double Port USB Charger - Model Number 310573

Iconnek by Lifestyle Deluxe Double Port USB Home Adaptor

Model No.: 310445

UPC : 627997104452

Les Variétés P. Prud'Homme inc., St-Jérôme, Quebec Les Variétés P. Prud'Homme inc., St-Jérôme, Quebec 5,529 May 28, 2018 Iconnek by Lifestyle Deluxe Double Port USB Home Adaptor - Model Number: 310445

Iconnek by Lifestyle Double Port USB Charger in clear plastic

Model No.: 310433

UPC : 627997104339

Colors : blue, orange, purple, green

Les Variétés P. Prud'Homme inc., St-Jérôme, Quebec Les Variétés P. Prud'Homme inc., St-Jérôme, Quebec 2,880 May 28, 2018 Iconnek by Lifestyle Double Port USB Charger in clear plastic - Model number: 310433

Double Port USB Charger

Model No. : ZH-2100

Colors : blue and pink

A1 Imports Distribution, Bois-Des-Filions, Quebec A1 Imports Distribution, Bois-Des-Filions, Quebec 6,681 May 28, 2018 Double Port USB Charger - Model number: ZH-2100

Double Port USB Charger

Model No. : SM451

Colors: black, blue, red, pink and white

A1 Imports Distribution, Bois-Des-Filions, Quebec A1 Imports Distribution, Bois-Des-Filions, Quebec 2,634 May 28, 2018 Double Port USB Charger - Model number: SM451
Tranco Smart 1.1A Charger

Fields Mission, British Columbia

Fields / FHC Enterprises Ltd., Delta, British Columbia

242 May 10, 2018

Single port USB charger

Colour: white

Lee's Electronic,Vancouver, British Columbia

VJ Supplies, Richmond, British Columbia

20 May 10, 2018

Double port USB Charger

Model No.: AR-18

ESSO - 4800, Ponoka, Alberta

Elnour Investments, Ponoka, Alberta

Unknown May 10, 2018

Power Adapter

Item No.: 06-BAC1

Model No.: ABC-HM-068

UPC: 684917614910

ESSO - 4800, Ponoka, Alberta

Core-Mark Holding Company, Calgary, Alberta 5,382 May 10, 2018

Xtreme 1 AMP xtra power USB Home Charger

Serial No.: 1114 K-021

UPC: 805106885441

CMS Famous Toys, Edmonton, Alberta

CMS Famous Toys, Edmonton, Alberta 413 May 10, 2018

AC Wall USB Plug 1A

Model No.: MFG#N110

Serial No.: 1x043KKF100D

SKU: 1064613-0

Red Apple, Ponoka, Alberta

Red Apple Stores Incorporated, Mississauga, Ontario 723 May 10, 2018

LED single USB wall charger

Model No.: VS1668

SKU: 628055490302

Colour: white, blue, green or red cracked patterns

Red Apple, Pokono, Alberta Groupe KSD, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec 6,000 May 10, 2018

Bright accessories, USB Home Adapter (10-pack, multi-colour)

UPC (10-pack): 643462869466

UPC (individual charger): 643462869459
S.G. Impex Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario VanPak Ltd, Etobicoke, Ontario 450 (10-pack) April 5, 2018

Single Port USB charger

Model No.: SZW-2

Colours: Pink, purple, black top with white casing
Amazon VIVO Tech, China 406 April 5, 2018

IETGZ, 2 port USB charger

Colour: white

Amazon.ca IETGZ, China 156 April 5, 2018

2-port purple USB charger

Model No.: YD-12
Amazon ABCsell, China 163 April 5, 2018

ROX USB Wall Charger - SM081

UPC: 200100100819

Bargain Basket, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Anex Select Imports,
Richmond,
British Columbia

349,501

March 26, 2018

ROX Single USB Wall Charger - SM1672

UPC: 812398013186

Deals for Dollars, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Anex Select Imports,
Richmond,
British Columbia

2,304

March 26, 2018

Mini Adapter for 4/4S/5/5C/5S/6&6plug;

Item No. :91-235

Model No.: A1285

Serial No.: 1X043KKF100D

UPC: 776622912358

CanPro Gas and Propane
Calgary, Alberta

Northeast Wholesale Inc.
Calgary, Alberta

444

March 26, 2018

"Charger" - Unbranded Single Port USB Charger

Item No.:91-232

Model No.: ETA-U90EWE

Barcode/UPC: 776622912327

Harvest Hills Dollar Plus
Calgary, Alberta

Northeast Wholesale Inc.
Calgary, Alberta

180

March 26, 2018

SMART 1A AC Wall Charger
Model No.: 1402102
UPC: 774175021022

Chevron Town Pantry, British Columbia

Creative Planogram Company (SRP) Markham, Ontario

1,102,731

March 26, 2018

Red Coloured Double USB Wall Charger (no brand name)

Model No.: SU100

Deals for Dollars, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Deals for Dollars, Winnipeg, Manitoba

192

March 26, 2018

Double USB charger cube of clear plastic

Model No.: JBL1309 / SU100

Colours: green, yellow, turquoise, rose, orange, colourless

Zonetronik, Quebec, Quebec

Zonetronik, Quebec, Quebec

43

March 26, 2018

Profil USB charger, dual port, white

Model No.: FRC5804

UPC: 873191007215

Distribution Franco, Quebec, Quebec

Distribution Franco, Quebec, Quebec

23,855

March 26, 2018

Profil USB charger, single port

Model No.: FRC4903A

UPC: 873191007369

Colours: white, black, blue, red

Distribution Franco, Quebec, Quebec

Distribution Franco, Quebec, Quebec

101,528

March 26, 2018

Single USB Charger

Model No.: ETA-U90JWS

Serial No.: DW1C920DS/B-Z

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Quebec

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Quebec

200

March 26, 2018

USB Charger by Happy in trauel

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X91029YP3-1000

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Quebec

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Quebec

200

March 26, 2018

Platinum USB Adapter

Model No.: 2255

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Quebec

Tan Star Trade/ Tan Xing, Brossard, Quebec

200

March 26, 2018

YJ US TEO Power Supply

Model No.: AS951

Serial No.: 2x043KKF100A

Plaza Dollar, Pointe-Claire,
Quebec

Davcan Imports & Exports, Kirkland,
Quebec

218

March 26, 2018

USB Charger

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1XQ125EZ1AX6

Plaza Dollar, Pointe-Claire,
Quebec

Davcan Imports & Exports, Kirkland,
Quebec

156

March 26, 2018

USB Charger

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X043KKF200D

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Quebec

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Quebec

833

March 26, 2018

Capture d'écran

WK US TEO Power Supply

Model No.: A5951

Serial No.: 2x043KKF001B

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Quebec

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Quebec

833

March 26, 2018

USB Charger

Model No.: A1285

Serial No.: 1Xq043KKF100D

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Quebec

Compagnie M. Herman In., Montréal,
Quebec

834

March 26, 2018

Single port USB Charger

Model No.: A1265

Serial No.: 1X04KKFLG100D

London Itech, Manitoba

Budget Electronics, Toronto, Ontario

456

March 26, 2018

Mini For Your Power Supply USB Adapter

Item ID: MOB-CHARGER-USB-HOME-WHITE

Model No.: A1265

UPC: 726881615024

London Itech,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Longtech Distribution, Inc. Markham, Ontario

114

March 26, 2018

Eclipse Power Adapter

Model No.: ADC-S01

Serial No.: 700112548901

Golden Gate Inc., Niagara Falls, Ontario

Golden Gate Inc., Niagara Falls, Ontario

2,472

March 26, 2018

Single port USB charger

Model No.: YTH-0001

HQ technology Inc., Scarborough, Ontario

HQ technology Inc., Scarborough, Ontario

55

March 26, 2018

Mini USB Charger

Model No.: JC-2000

Item No.: E-31190070

UPC: 69893900706

SMAA Corporation, Scarborough, Ontario

SMAA Corporation, Scarborough, Ontario

126

March 26, 2018

Original USB Travel Charger 2 in 1

Model No.: XHM-1310

UPC: 769981020147

S.G. Impex Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario

S.G. Impex Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario

33

March 26, 2018

GEMS Wall Charger

USB Mobile Device Charger

UPC: 813125025502

SKU: 640789

Peavey Mart & MainStreet Hardware locations across western Canada

Peavey Industries LP

Red Deer, AB

64

March 26, 2018

GEMS Wall Charger
USB Mobile Device Charger
UPC: 813125023799
Model No.: TC012
SKU: 640780

Peavey Mart & MainStreet Hardware locations across western Canada

Peavey Industries LP
Red Deer, AB

183

March 26, 2018

GEMS Wall Charger

USB Mobile Device Charger

UPC: 851807005596

SKU: 640779

Peavey Mart & MainStreet Hardware locations across western Canada

Peavey Industries LP
Red Deer, AB

85

March 26, 2018

What you should do

  • Immediately stop using the products above and either return them to the retailer where you bought them or dispose of them.
  • Use only certified electrical products.
    • Provincial and territorial electrical codes require that all electrical products sold must be certified, which means that they meet the applicable Canadian electrical safety standards.
    • Certified products can be identified by a recognized certification mark on the product.
    • The certification mark must be on the product itself, not just the packaging.
    • If you are unsure whether a product is certified, ask the retailer to show you the certification mark on the product before you buy it.

The following are some common Canadian certification marks you may find on your electrical products:

For more information, visit the Electrical Product Safety page on Canada.ca.

Report health or safety concerns

Health Canada advises consumers to check the Government of Canada’s Recalls and Safety Alerts website regularly for any recalled products and to report any consumer product-related health or safety concerns.

Media Inquiries:  
Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public Inquiries:
(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709

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