Recall Issued for Multiple USB Chargers That Could Catch Fire
A number of USB chargers are being recalled by Health Canada due to their potential to cause shocks and fires.
Health Canada says that the recalled chargers did not pass a standard electrical test, and may therefore pose a risk of electrical shock and fire. The agency is asking consumers who have the products to stop using them and either return them to the store they were purchased at or dispose of them.
The following products are affected by the recall:
Health Canada is reminding consumers to only use certified electrical products.
Provincial and territorial electrical codes require that all electrical products sold must be certified, which means that they meet the applicable Canadian electrical safety standards. Certified products can be identified by a recognized certification mark on the product and the certification mark must be on the product itself, not just the packaging.
If you are unsure whether a product is certified, ask the retailer to show you the certification mark on the product before you buy it.