Fusion brand solar-powered tiki torches recalled over risk of fire


OTTAWA — Health Canada has announced a recall on Fusion brand solar-powered tiki torches because of the risk of fire.

The department says the batteries can overheat, causing the light fixture’s housing to melt and posing a risk of fire.

It says the Cambridge, Ont.-based company has already received 19 reports of the light melting, but no injuries have been reported.

The recall affects black, 3-in-1 solar-powered tiki torches that were made in China.

Health Canada says approximately 8,613 units were sold across Canada between Jan. 1 and July 17, 2019.

Anyone who purchased one should return it for a full refund or destroy it and contact Fusion for a replacement.