Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard

Starting date:
April 15, 2021
Posting date:
April 15, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Electrical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75375

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar.
  • Issue: The black plastic caps covering the receptacles can come off when unplugging a cord from the unit, exposing the internal components and posing a risk of electric shock to the consumer.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to any Canadian Tire store for a full refund.

Affected products

Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar

Product description

This recall involves Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar, 4 foot (1.2 metres). The affected Canadian Tire product number is 052-9632.

This recall includes all units manufactured prior to and including October 2020.

The affected power bars will either have a 4-digit or a 6-digit Manufacturing Date Code. For the 4-digit date code, the first two digits are the month, the last two digits are the year. For the 6-digit date codes, the first two digits are the month, the last four digits are the year. The date codes can be found on the packaging near the barcode and on the back of the unit. See images for examples of where to find the date code. 

Hazard identified

The black plastic caps covering the receptacles can come off when unplugging a cord from the unit, exposing the internal components and posing a risk of electric shock to the consumer.

As of April 6, 2021, the company has received one report of the plastic receptacle caps becoming dislodged in Canada, and no reports of injury.

Number sold

The company reported that 8197 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from December 2019 to December 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Canadian Tire Corporation of Canada
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Jiangtong Southern (HONG KONG)
Shenzhen
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to any Canadian Tire store for a full refund. 

For more information, consumers may contact Canadian Tire by telephone at 1-800-387-8803 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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.