FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2003
Release # 03-154
Company Phone Number: (800) 706-7063
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: International Adapter Plugs

Units: About 29,000

Manufacturer: Franzus Company LLC, of Beacon Falls, Conn.

Hazard: The adapter plug can separate, exposing live electrical conductors, posing an electrocution and shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The Franzus Co. has received two reports of the plugs separating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The black or white plastic adapter plugs have names of specific countries or regions where the plugs are intended for use written on the side. The writing includes "NORTHERN EUROPE," "GREAT BRITAIN," "NO. AMERICA," "AUSTRALIA," and "SO. EUROPE." Except for the names of these countries and regions, the recalled plugs have no other writing on them. Plugs with "MADE IN USA" printed between the prongs, or that have a screw between the prongs, are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Catalog and retail stores nationwide sold the adapter plugs in sets of five from April 2002 through June 2003 for between $10 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Free replacement adapter plugs.

Consumer Contact: Contact the Franzus Co. at (800) 706-7063 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at service@franzus.com.

Picture of Recalled Battery Pack