CPSC: PowerStream Power Supply Units For Air Sensors
On 2019-02-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding PowerStream Power Supply Units For Air Sensors due to a potential Fire and Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2017 for about $230 to $260.
About 4,000 units are involved in this power supply unit recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Computers & Laptop Batteries category in 2019.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 9 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The power supplies can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves power supply units sold with PurpleAir PA-II and PA-II- SD air quality sensors with model number RKPO-UL052000C. The model number is located on the bottom side of the power adapter. The power adapters are black with a white label. They measure 4 inches long (including the mounting tabs) by 1-7/8 inches wide by 1-3/8 inches high. The air quality sensors are used outdoors by consumers to monitor air quality.
These items were sold new+ Online at www.purpleair.com and as free giveaways in communities from October 2017 to August 2018 for about $230 to $260.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power supplies and contact PurpleAir for instructions on how to obtain a replacement power supply.
PurpleAir LLC toll-free at 800-474-0696 from 9 am to 5 pm Mountain Time Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.purpleair.com/recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
PurpleAir has received 27 reports of the recalled power supplies emitting sparks and/or smoke of which 18 are reports of property damage, including one report of a small apartment fire. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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