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Amazon recalls popular wall charger due to 'unreasonable risk of electric shock'

A popular USB wall charger sold by Amazon has been recalled because it “poses an unreasonable risk of electric shock.”

Nearly 100,000 of the adapters have been sold in Canada over the last four years.

Health Canada warned consumers to immediately stop using the Power-7 USB Wall Charger Model US2018 product.

It should be disposed of “in accordance with municipal electronic waste requirements,” the agency said.

<who> Photo credit: Health Canada

“Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the affected product poses an unreasonable risk of electric shock,” it said.

The agency said the product has been removed from Amazon’s website.

It added that 97,113 units were sold in Canada between August 2020 and March 2024.

No incidents or injuries involving the item have been reported to Health Canada, according to the agency.



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