Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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.

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

Importer: PowerStream Technology, of Orem, Utah

Manufactured In: China