Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives recalled due to Fire Hazard

Starting date:
February 9, 2021
Posting date:
February 9, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-74959

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives.
  • Issue: Batteries without the white label with the ETL certification mark can overheat and catch fire.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the product, remove the battery and look for a white label with the ETL certification mark on the battery. If the white label with the ETL certification mark is missing, consumers should contact Normark Inc. for a free replacement battery.

Affected products

Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives

Product description

This recall involves the Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knife with item number RRFN which can be found on the product's packaging.  The knife handles are black and grey. The Rapala logo is printed in red on the handle, along with the word ION in white

Hazard identified

Batteries without the white label with the ETL certification mark can overheat and catch fire.

As of February 1, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 7,082 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from March 2011 to December 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Normark Inc.
Oshawa
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Rapala-Normark USA
Minnetonka
Minnesota
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rechargeable fillet knife, remove the battery and look for a white label with the ETL certification mark on the battery. If the battery does not have a white label with the ETL certification mark, consumers should contact Normark Inc. for a free replacement battery. Consumers must provide a photo of the product demonstrating the missing label. The recalled battery should be disposed of according to local municipal waste requirements.

Consumers can contact Normark Inc. by calling Tom McMurray at 905-571-3001 ext. #222 between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST) Monday to Friday or by sending an email: tommcm@normarkcanada.com. Information about the recall can be found on the company'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.