Note: Coast Energy Management is out of business. Do not use this product. Please discard or destroy this product.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 24, 2002

 

Release # 02-146


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Coast Energy Management Inc., of Chandler, Ariz., is voluntarily recalling about 45,000 Energy Smart Power Planners. The Power Planner is a device connected between motorized appliances and wall outlets that is intended to save electricity. These Power Planners have reversed polarity, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Coast Energy Management has not received any reports of incidents or injuries involving these Power Planners. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled Power Planners are white plastic, about 5-inches in height, and have the words "Energy Smart" printed across the front in green writing. They have a 10-amp rating and the model numbers SP010-N or SP010-NV. The model numbers are printed on a green and silver label attached to the left side of the device. The device has a three-prong plug built into the back and a three-prong receptacle on one side. A green light at the bottom of the unit flashes when the product is first plugged in and then lights steadily, indicating proper operation. The recall includes Power Planners with lot numbers 6/2-01, 10/2-01, 25/2- 01, 28/5-01, 20/6-01 and units without a lot number. The lot number is printed on a label affixed to the back of the device.

Home Depot, Costco, and Orchard Supply Hardware stores sold these Power Planners from September 2000 through April 2002 for between $40 and $45.

Consumers should unplug these devices immediately. Coast Energy Management is out of business, and a remedy is no longer available. Do not use this product. Please discard or destroy this product.

Picture of Recalled Power Saving Device