|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2003
|Company Phone Number: (877) 577-0046
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: Energizer-brand Back-Up Power Supply Devices
Manufacturer: Technuity Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind.
Hazard: When used in conjunction with another power protection device, the power supply device can spark, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 16 reports of units sparking or smoking, though no injuries or fires have been reported.
Description: The recalled back-up power supply systems include the Energizer-brand UPS Model ER-PRO1000, which can be identified by a label on the back of the device. The black, breadbox like unit is about 14 inches deep, 6 inches wide, 8 inches tall and weighs about 20 pounds. The words, "Energizer" and "energizerups.com" appear on the front of the unit.
Sold at: Staples stores nationwide and www.technuity.com sold the units for about $140.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled back-up power supply devices immediately and contact the company for a free replacement unit and instructions on returning the recalled product.
Consumer Contact: Contact Technuity toll-free at (877) 577-0046 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the Web site
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