WakaWaka Adaptor Kit
This recall involves the adaptorkKit that includes an AC adapter, a USB cable, and ten different tips all black in colour. The product allows consumers to charge their electrical equipment using AC current. The adaptor is imprinted with “Travel Charger, Input 180-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.2A, Output 5.0V-500mA.”
The adaptor kit does not comply with industry standards for insulation and over-current protection and therefore can overheat posing a risk of fire. The shell of the adaptor can also open and expose consumers to live electrical current posing a risk of shock.
Neither WakaWaka North America nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.
WakaWaka North America has received four reports of adapters overheating, including some adapters producing smoke and one adapter exploding. No injuries have been reported.