Consumer product recall

Westinghouse branded Current Taps with Surge Protector recalled due to Fire Hazard

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Summary

Product
Westinghouse branded Current Taps with Surge Protector
Issue
Consumer products - Fire hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in accordance with the applicable local transportation and waste requirements for electronic products.

Affected products

This recall involves Westinghouse branded Current Taps with Surge Protector.  The affected product is for indoor use only and is a 6-way surge protector with current taps with two sets of outlets. 

The affected products include models: DR-W01AS, DR-W02AS, DR-W01AN, 33208, 56208, 93208, 93110, T28048, CS02879.

Issue

The accredited certification body issued a public notice after receiving a consumer incident and identifying a risk of electrical shock.  An electric short will develop when this product is connected to a wall outlet with a two-line feed, posing a risk of electrical shock and a fire hazard to the user and bystanders.  Health Canada believes that this product likely poses a danger to human health or safety.

As of December 5th, 2022, the company has received 1 reported incident in Canada, with no injuries reported.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in accordance with the applicable local transportation and waste requirements for electronic products.

For more information, consumers can contact The NCC by email at customerservice@thencc.com.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 25,660 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from November 2017 to October 2020. 

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

 

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Electronics
Companies

Distributor

THE NCC NY LLC

Oakhurst, NJ

United States

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-72342