CSA International announces important consumer safety alert for "Dynamic" Booster Pack made by WIZ International and sold by Canadian Tire



    TORONTO, March 12 /CNW/ - CSA International announces an important
consumer safety alert involving "Dynamic" Booster Pack made by WIZ
International of Taipei, Taiwan. The "Dynamic" Booster Pack, which is a
battery pack used for jump-starting vehicles, poses a potential danger from
leakage of electrolyte (acid) and bears a counterfeit (unauthorized)
registered certification trademark belonging to CSA International. Consumers
should stop using the product immediately.
    The booster pack has a red, plastic enclosure with an integral carrying
handle with a red and a black clamp-on lead is used for connection to a
vehicle battery. A separate cord set is used to plug the booster pack into a
120V receptacle to charge the battery. A white label on the side of the
enclosure includes a counterfeit CSA certification trademark.
    Investigation by CSA International has revealed that the booster pack
does not comply with CSA flame and short circuit tests. CSA International is
not aware of any injury or damage reports involving this product.
    WIZ International sold these booster packs only to Canadian Tire who
distributed them throughout Canada. Consumers should discontinue the use of
this product immediately and return them to their nearest Canadian Tire store
for a refund.

    About CSA International

    CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other
products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA
International certification marks appear on billions of products worldwide.
CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes CSA, a
leading solutions based standards organization, providing standards
development, application products, training and advisory services; and OnSpeX,
a provider of consumer product evaluation, inspection and advisory services
for retailers and manufacturers. For more information, visit
www.csa-international.org

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For further information:

For further information: Anthony Toderian, Senior Media Relations
Officer, CSA Group, T: (416) 747-2620, E: anthony.toderian@csagroup.org

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