12 Feb 2019
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced a recall of the following products made in mainland China.
Power Adapters. Dell Inc. has recalled about 8,900 power adapters in the United States as well as about 475 power adapters in Canada because their casing can break and detach, exposing the internal metal components and posing an electric shock hazard. This recall involves hybrid power adapters sold with power banks. The adapters are designed to be disconnected from the power bank via release tabs, were manufactured from January 2017 through March 2017, and can be used separately from the power bank while connected to a power outlet. They are black and darker in colour than the power bank with a Dell logo on the back label. They have manufacture code “CN-05G53P - LOC00 – XXX – XXXX – AXX” printed on the back of the unit, where “X” represents a numerical value. These products were sold at Dell.com, Amazon.com, Microcenter.com and other electronic on-line retailers nationwide from February 2017 through August 2018.
Solar Inverters. Delta Electronics USA Inc. has issued a recall for about 2,600 solar inverters because the capacitors on these products can fail and allow heat to build up, forcing the cover to eject with force from the unit and posing fire and impact hazards to consumers. This recall involves Eltek THEIA HE-t string inverters that convert DC power from residential solar panels to AC power supplied to the electrical grid system. The recalled inverters measure about 28 inches high by 14 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep and were sold in four different kilowatt ratings: 2.0 kW, 2.9 kW, 3.8, kW and 4.4 kW. “Eltek” and the model designation “THEIA” and “HE-t” are printed on the front display panel of the inverter. These products were sold through various solar installers in Arizona, New York, Tennessee and Washington from March 2012 through May 2017.