Fire hazard surge protector recalled in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, and rest of Ontario

Published December 13, 2022 at 10:10 am

Ontario’s fire marshal is urging people to get rid of power bars being recalled in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and across Ontario due to a possible fire hazard.

Health Canada has recalled Westinghouse branded Current Taps with Surge Protector, saying an electric short will develop when connected to a wall outlet with a two-line feed.

The device has a risk of electrical shock and is a fire hazard, with Health Canada saying it likely poses a danger. There has been at least one reported incident in Canada involving the product, with no injuries reported.

The affected products include models: DR-W01AS, DR-W02AS, DR-W01AN, 33208, 56208, 93208, 93110, T28048, CS02879.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in accordance with the applicable local transportation and waste requirements for electronic products,” Health Canada said.

The Ontario Fire Marshal issued a warning about the recall on Monday (Dec. 12), telling the public to immediately stop using the devices and dispose of them.

The company reported that 25,660 units of the affected product were sold in Canada. The affected products were sold from Nov. 2017 to Oct. 2020.

For more information on the recall visit the Health Canada website or contact [email protected].

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