Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector recalled due to potential failure to operate

Starting date:
February 19, 2020
Posting date:
February 19, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-72337

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector for Home.
  • Issue: The detector may fail to operate, posing a fire and carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately replace the detector with a functioning detector.

Affected products

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector for Home

Product description

This recall involves the Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector for Home.  The detector is white, round, with a sound warning and digital display.  The detector is battery operated; it is not capable of hardwired connection.  The battery compartment is at the back of the unit. The detector has no model number, date of manufacturer and no certification marks, such as CSA, cUL or cETL. The recalled product was sold through an independent third party seller on Walmart.ca under the SKU 6HMGL4RAX630.

Hazard identified

The alarm is not certified to Canadian standards and has not been evaluated for safety.   The alarm may not operate in the presence of smoke or elevated carbon monoxide levels, posing a fire and carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.

As of February 6, 2020, the company has received one report of a detector failing to operate in Canada, with no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 6 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 2019 to October 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Shenzhen Boxian Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.
Guangdong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately replace the smoke and carbon monoxide detector with a functioning detector.  Consumers should discard the detector according to their municipal waste requirements for electronic products.  When purchasing and installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, consumers are advised to look for a recognized certification mark on the product, such as CSA, cUL or cETL.

For more information, consumers can contact Boxian Technology 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.