Keychain chargers recalled over fire, burn hazards
Health Canada has recalled tassel keychain mobile chargers sold at Michaels over concerns they could overheat and catch fire. (Health Canada photo)
Carly Yoshida-Butryn, CTV News Vancouver
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:04PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:07PM PDT
VANCOUVER - A tassel keychain mobile charger has been recalled by Health Canada over concerns it could overheat and catch fire.
The recall notice states that the Bead Landing Tassel Keychain Mobile Power Banks, sold by craft store Michaels, contain a lithium ion battery which has the potential to overheat and catch fire.
The keychains are used to charge smart phones and other electronic devices. They come with USB and micro USB charging cables as well as lightning adapters for the micro USB cable.
The products were sold from March 2018 and August 2019, and about 950 of them were sold in Canada.
Michaels has received two reports of the keychains overheating and catching fire, one in Canada and one in the U.S., but no one was injured in either incident.
The recall affects keychains sold in black, cream, blush pink and iridescent blue.
Health Canada warns that people should stop using the product immediately and return it to Michaels for a refund.