WASHINGTON, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Spector--Co-Recalls-Power-Bank-Chargers-Due-to-Fire-Hazard
Name of Product: T119 Elf power bank chargers
Hazard: The charger can overheat while recharging, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power bank chargers and contact Spector & Co for a free replacement power bank charger and instructions for proper disposal.
Spector & Co toll-free at 866-215-7991 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.spectorandco.com and click on Product Recall or www.spectorandco.com/recall for more information
Units: About 4500 (in addition, about 2,600 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves the T119 Elf power bank chargers. The portable battery-powered chargers are used for charging the battery of a mobile phone or other electronic device. The unit measures about 4 inches long by ¾ inch high by ¾ inch wide. It has a color match end with a wire key loop and the sides are either gun metal blue, black, red or gray. On the black top of the charger in white letters are "5V OUT" and "5V IN". The name and/or logo of the organization that gave away the units as a promotional item appears on the side of the power bank.
Incidents/Injuries: Spector & Co has received two reports of the power bank overheating, resulting in no property or fire damage. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: The power banks were given away as a free promotional item at various meetings, trade shows and industry conventions from May 2016 through January 2019.
Distributor: Spector & Co. Inc, of Champlain, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Shenzhen Casun Technology Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
In Conjunction With: Canada
Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69436r-eng.php
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Recall Number: 19-096
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission