Goal Zero EC8 Power Cables recalled due to Fire Hazard

Starting date:
May 20, 2021
Posting date:
May 20, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75607

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Goal Zero EC8 Power Cables.
  • Issue: The pins inside the connector on the power cord can deform and overheat, posing a fire hazard. 
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cables and contact Goal Zero for a free replacement.

Affected products

Goal Zero EC8 Power Cables 

Product description

This voluntary recall involves the 12 foot (3.65 metre) EC8 Extension cables (model 98201) and Male EC8 to Ring cables (model 98202) that are installed in vehicle integrations.

The EC8 power cables were sold with the Yeti Tank and the Yeti Car Charge Kit. The cables were used to connect Yeti power stations to either a Yeti Tank or a vehicle battery. The cables had also been sold in Yeti Expansion Kits.

Recalled products:
Description Model Number UPC
Goal Zero 12 foot EC8 Extension Cable 98201 847974006474
Goal Zero Male EC8 to Ring Cable 98202 847974006481
The following items are not recalled but were sold with the recalled cable(s) included:
Description Model Number UPC Recalled Product Includedand Quantity
Car Charge Kit 44200 847974007419 1-98201
1-98202
Yeti Tank 23100 847974006399 1-98202
2.4 Kwh Yeti Expansion Kit 44100 847974007389 2-98202
4.8 Kwh Yeti Expansion Kit 44150 847974007396 4-98202

Hazard identified

The pins inside the connector on the power cord can deform and overheat, posing a fire
hazard.

As of May 7 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 165 units of the affected product were sold in Canada. 

Time period sold

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

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Microcel Corporation
Newmarket
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Goal Zero LLC
Bluffdale
Utah
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Provista Technology International Ltd.
Kowloon
HONG KONG

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cables and contact Goal Zero for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Goal Zero by telephone toll-free at 1-888-794-6250 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, by email at productreplacement@goalzero.com, or online at Safety Recall Notice.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products that pose a danger to human health or safety from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents or concerns 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.