Health Canada announces recall of hundreds of USB-C power banks

Health Canada release:

Lenovo, in collaboration with Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for its USB-C Laptop Power Banks, model number PBLG2W, due to a fire hazard. The issue stems from an internal screw that can fall and create a short circuit, posing a risk of fire.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Affected Product: Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Bank, model PBLG2W, part number 40ALLG2WWW. The model number is located on the product label on the back of the power bank.
  2. Date Codes: Products with date codes from 22/01 through 22/06 are affected.
  3. Incident Reports: As of November 7, 2023, there have been no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.
  4. Consumer Action: Users should immediately stop using the recalled power banks and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. Instructions for proper disposal of the lithium-ion batteries will also be provided.
  5. Contact Information: Lenovo can be reached toll-free at 1-866-989-0515, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, or via email and their website.
  6. Sale Period: The products were available for sale from May 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023.
  7. Origin: These power banks were manufactured in China.
  8. Regulatory Compliance: The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits the redistribution, sale, or giveaway of recalled products in Canada.
  9. Health Canada’s Reminder: Consumers are encouraged to report any health or safety incidents related to this or any other consumer product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
  10. Global Reach: This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls for international awareness.

By adhering to these guidelines and participating in the recall, consumers can ensure their safety and contribute to the responsible handling of potentially hazardous products.

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