|May 31, 2005
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: AC power adapters sold with Go!Data 3.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosures
Units: About 3,100
Retailer: Cables To Go, of Dayton, Ohio
Hazard: A component inside the adapters can overheat, posing a risk of fire or electrical shock.
Incidents/Injuries: Cables To Go has received five reports of adapters overheating, including one report of the carpet beneath the adapter being damaged. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves AC power adapters sold with Go!Data 3.5-inch IDE external hard drive enclosures. The AC adapters were sold only with the drive enclosures. "PRiver" or "MoreTec" is written on the enclosures.
Sold at: The Cables to Go Web site, other Web retailers and computer and electronics stores nationwide from May 24, 2004 through February 21, 2005 for about $55.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet and stop using the product immediately. Contact Cables To Go for information on receiving a free replacement unit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call Cables To Go toll-free at (888) 297-7855 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.cablestogo.com/recall
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