|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 843-7422
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RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire 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: 13.8V DC Power Supplies
Units: About 160,000
Importer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas
Hazard: The recalled power supplies are wired incorrectly, posing electrocution and fire hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves RadioShack 13.8V DC Power Supplies, catalog numbers 22-507 and 22-508 with date codes from 08A04 through 01A08. Date code format is MMAYY where MM is the month and YY is the year. The catalog number and date code are located on the back of the power supply. Power Supplies with a green dot on the product and the product’s packaging have already been repaired and are not included in the recall.
Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide from October 2004 through January 2008 for between $50 and $85.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should unplug the recalled power supply immediately and take it to any RadioShack store for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled power supplies will be mailed a notice.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.radioshack.com/recall
13.8V DC 3-Amp Power Supply Cat. No. 22-507
13.8V DC 15-Amp Power Supply Cat. No. 22-508
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