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PurpleAir Recalls Power Supply Units for Air Sensors Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

  • PurpleAir Power Supply – Location of model number
  • Power Supply connected to Air Sensor
Name of Product:
PowerStream Power Supply Units for Air Sensors
Hazard:

The power supplies can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 14, 2019
Units:
About 4,200 sold in the United States (in addition, about 172 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

PurpleAir LLC toll-free at 800-474-0696 from 9 am to 5 pm Mountain Time Monday through Friday, email at powersupplies@purpleair.com or online at www.purpleair.com/recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power supplies and contact PurpleAir for instructions on how to obtain a replacement power supply.

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold At

Online at www.purpleair.com and as free giveaways in communities from October 2017 to August 2018 for about $230 to $260.  

Manufacturer(s):

HK Anenerge Co., Ltd, of Guangdong Province, China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

PowerStream Technology, of Orem, Utah

Recall number:
19-064
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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