Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2017-2018: USB Chargers

Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Summary

The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its regulations.

The purpose of this standards project was to sample USB wall chargers and test them to the performance criteria of a consensus-based safety standard in order to verify compliance to the CCPSA. The safety standard used as a basis for the project testing was CSA Standard C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 - Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements.

For this project, compliance of select uncertified USB chargers was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and visually inspected and sampled relevant products. Compliance with the specific project requirement under the CSA standard was then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to identify USB charger companies in Canada. This effort resulted in a list of importers and retailers that carried these products in Canada. These companies were sent a letter to advise them of the project and their responsibilities under the CCPSA. Companies were then selected from that list for sampling.

Over the course of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, visual evaluation of recognized certification marks was carried out. Sixty-seven products that did not have a recognized certification mark were sampled for electrical testing. The electrical strength test resulted in 40 recalls and 27 products referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities. No other tests from the CSA standard, required for the certification of USB chargers, were carried out.

Results

Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.

Summary of the samples assessed and corrective actions taken during this project

Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
2Connect Double Port USB Charger A1 Imports Distribution Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by A1 Imports Distribution
2Connect Double Port USB Charger A1 Imports Distribution Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by A1 Imports Distribution
2Connect Single Port USB Charger A1 Imports Distribution Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
ABC Double Port USB Charger Amazon Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Amazon
Bright Accessories USB Home Adapter (10-pack) S. G. Impex Inc. Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by VanPak Ltd.
Earldom Double Port USB Charger Amazon Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Eclipse Power Adapter Golden Gate Inc. Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Golden Gate Inc.
eeco 4-port USB Wall Charger Amazon Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Emaxco Charger Data Cable Packs HQ Technology Inc. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Fifo USB Wall Charger Needs Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Fifo Single Port USB Charger Dartmouth Gate Guardian Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Gems Wall Charger Peavey Mart & MainStreet Hardware Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Peavey Industries LP
Happy in trauel Single Port USB Charger Tan Star Trade/Tan Xing Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Tan Star Trade / Tan Xing
Hookups Tech Accessories Double Port USB Charger Sherwood Co-operative South Albert Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Hookups Tech Accessories Double Port USB Charger United Farmers Association (UFA) Cooperative Limited Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Hype Wall Charger Combo Dartmouth Gate Guardian Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Iconnek by Lifestyle Double Port USB Charger Les Variétés P. Prud'homme Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Les Variétés P. Prud'homme
IETGZ Double Port USB Charger Amazon Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Amazon
Mini For Your Power Supply USB Adapter London Itech Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Longtech Computer Distribution
No brand name Single Port USB Charger Pharmasave Drugs Ltd. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Double Port USB Charger Zonetronik Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Zonetronik
No brand name Single Port USB Charger Tan Star Trade/Tan Xing Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Tan Star Trade / Tan Xing
No brand name Double Port Travel Adapter Tan Star Trade/Tan Xing Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Single Port Platinum USB Adapter Tan Star Trade/Tan Xing Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Tan Star Trade / Tan Xing
No brand name Power Supply Plaza Dollar Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Davcan Imports & Exports
No brand name Power Adapter Plaza Dollar Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Davcan Imports & Exports
No brand name USB Charger Compagnie M. Herman In. Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Compagnie M. Herman In.
No brand name Single Port Travel Adapter Compagnie M. Herman In. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name USB Power Supply Compagnie M. Herman In. Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Compagnie M. Herman In.
No brand name USB Charger Compagnie M. Herman In. Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Compagnie M. Herman In.
No brand name Double Port USB Charger Sherwood Co-operative South Albert Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Double Port USB AC Adapter Kimmers #2 Gas and Grocery Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Single Port USB Charger Lawtons Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Mini Adapter for 4/4s/5/5c/5s/6&6plug CanPro Gas and Propane Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Northeast Wholesale Inc.
No brand name Single Port USB Charger London Itech Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Budget Electronics
No brand name Double USB Wall Charger Deals for Dollars Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Deals for Dollars
No brand name Single Port USB Charger Harvest Hill Dollar Plus Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Northeast Wholesale Inc.
No brand name Single Port USB Charger HQ Technology Inc. Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by HQ Technology Inc.
No brand name Double Port USB Charger SMAA Corporation Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Mini USB Charger SMAA Corporation Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by SMAA Corporation
No brand name Double Port USB Power Adapter S. G. Impex Inc. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Double Port USB Charger Esso Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Elnour Investments
No brand name Power Adapter Esso Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Core-Mark Holding Company
No brand name AC Wall USB Plug 1A Red Apple Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Red Apple Stores Incorporated
No brand name LED Single Port USB Wall Charger Red Apple Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Groupe KSD
No brand name Switching Power Supply Doncath Holdings Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Single Port USB charger Lee's Electronic Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by VJ Supplies
No brand name Desktop Charger, 6-port CDC Computers Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Com Gears Canada
No brand name 4 in 1 Charger CDC Computers Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Longtech Computer Distribution
No brand name Single Port USB Charger LKVape Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
No brand name Single Port USB Charger Groupe KSD Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Original USB Travel Charger 2 in 1 S. G. Impex Inc. Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by S. G. Impex Inc.
Phantom Cables USB A Female to AC Adapter Infinite Cables Inc. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Phantom Cables USB Type C Female to AC Adapter Infinite Cables Inc. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Pinyue USB Adapter Crossroads Gas Plus Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Profil Double Port USB charger Distribution Franco Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Distribution Franco
Profil Single Port USB charger Distribution Franco Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Distribution Franco
Rox USB Wall Charger Bargain Basket Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Anex Select Imports
Rox Single Port USB Wall Charger Deals for Dollars Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Anex Select Imports
Smart Double Port USB Wall Charger 7-Eleven Canada, Inc. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Smart Double Port USB Wall Charger 7-Eleven Canada, Inc. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Smart 1A AC Wall Charger Chevron Town Pantry Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Creative Planogram Company (SRP)
Spike Single Port USB Charger GYB Distribution Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Top Sync USB 5W Power Adapter Quad Source Canada Inc. Product did not have a recognized certification mark Referred to the provincial/territorial Electrical Safety Authorities
Tranco Smart 1.1A Charger Fields Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Fields / FHC Enterprises Ltd.
VIVO Tech Single Port USB Charger Amazon Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by Amazon
Xtreme 1 AMP Xtra Power USB Home Charger CMS Famous Toys Did not meet the electrical strength requirement and product did not have a recognized certification mark Voluntary recall by CMS Famous Toys

Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and sampling. Products are not randomly selected but are chosen because they are deemed by the inspector to be more likely to not meet health and safety requirements due to characteristics that are observed. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within CE projects are very small, the findings of CE projects are not intended to reflect overall market compliance unless otherwise stated. Note that these summary reports relate only to the product(s) actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).

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