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RECALL: Solar-Powered Charging Stations Can Pose Impact Hazard


By Naomi Millán Power & Communication

Goal Zero solar-powered mobile device charging stations have been recalled because the weld connecting the top and bottom posts can fail, posing an impact hazard.

This recall affects about 118 Street Charge solar powered charging stations, which were sold between October 2014 and February 2017. Goal Zero has received three reports of the top post detaching, but no injuries, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 18-703.

The charging stations are approximately 150 inches tall by 63 inches wide by 54 inches deep, and can charge up to six mobile devices at a time. Aluminum panels cover three sides of the tree-shaped charging station’s top post. “Street Charge” is etched on the product panels.

Facility managers impacted by this recall are directed to remove the charging stations from use until the manufacturer can perform a free inspection and repair of the weld connections. Goal Zero can be reached at 877-897-3193 or at www.goalzero.com. Click on “Product Notifications” for more information.


This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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