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Consumer product recall

Dynamite Prophet Plus AC/DC Peak Charger

Starting date:
July 2, 2013
Posting date:
July 2, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Dynamite Prophet Plus AC/DC Peak Charger

Product description

This recall involves Dynamite Prophet Plus AC/DC peak charger identified by product number DYN4036. The AC/DC 4- to 7-Cell Ni-Cd and Ni-MH peak prediction fast charger is used for 7.2–8.4V Sub-C Ni-Cd and Ni-MH battery packs.

Hazard identified

The affected product has not been tested to determine whether it is compliant with the Canadian Standards for electrical product safety and may pose a safety hazard.

Horizon Hobby has received five reports in the United States where batteries were either damaged or smoke was emitted from the charger. No injuries were reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these chargers.

Number sold

Approximately 2,382 units of the recalled chargers were sold at hobby stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled chargers were sold from 2008 (or prior) to June 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Taiwan.


Horizon Hobby Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and return the product to Horizon Hobby for a refund. Consumers may return the charger to Horizon Hobby by filling out the firm's electronic return request.

For more information, consumers may contact Horizon Hobby by telephone at 1-877-504-0233 or by email from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST on Saturday and 12:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. CST on Sunday.

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the [NJS_FILE:3dd32d88-8ed3-4649-9b5d-64e7ed5b1795:c766a493-1ff9-4ba8-aa21-dbcecbfed78c].

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.