T119 Elf Power Banks recalled due to fire, burn and explosion hazards

Starting date:
April 2, 2019
Posting date:
April 2, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard, Burn Hazard, Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69436

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: T119 Elf Power Banks
  • Issue: The power bank's battery can overheat, posing fire, burn and explosion hazards.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the power banks and call Spector & Co for a replacement

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Spector & Co. Inc.

Affected products

T119 Elf Power Banks

Product description

This recall involves the T119 Power Bank that is a rectangular portable battery-powered device for charging the battery of a mobile phone or other electronic device. The unit measures approximately 11 cm long by 2 cm high by 2 cm wide. It has a color match end with a wire key loop and the sides are either Gun Metal (GMT), Blue (BLU), Black (BLK), or Red (RED). On the black top of the charger in white letters are "5V OUT" and "5V IN". The name and/or logo of the organization that gave away the unit as a promotional item appears on the side of the power bank. The units were sold in black consumer cartons.

Hazard identified

The power bank's battery can overheat, posing fire, burn and explosion hazards.

As of March 29, 2019, Spector & Co. Inc. has received 2 reports of overheating. One report resulted in an explosion in Canada and the other resulted in minor fire damage in the United States. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 2,584 units of the T119 Elf 2200 mAh power banks were sold in Canada and approximately 454 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The products were sold from May 2016 to December 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Spector & Co. Inc.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA
Manufacturer
Shenzhen Casun Technology Co., Ltd
Shenzhen, Guangdong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the T119 Elf 2200 mAh Power Banks, call Spector & Co for a replacement and arrange for proper disposal of the units based on your local municipal requirements.

Consumers may contact Spector & Co. Inc. toll-free at 1 (866) 215-7991 or (514) 337-1674 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email or go online to complete the product questionnaire.

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.