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Health Canada issues recall for USB chargers due to risk of fire and shock

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Health Canada is recalling several uncertified USB chargers for risk of electric shock and fire.

The USB chargers were sold at retailers across Canada.

The recall applies to the following models:

Product Description

Sample obtained at

Importer

Number of Units Affected

Date of recall

ROX USB Wall Charger – SM081

UPC: 200100100819

Bargain Basket, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Anex Select Imports,

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