Note: New firm responsible for free replacement adapter; same contact information.


Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 878-2926

August 23, 2007


Release #07-287


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: AC Adapters sold with Network Hard Disk Drives

Units: About 740

Importer: I-O Data Device USA Inc., of San Jose, Calif.

Hazard: The AC adapters can overheat or melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: I-O Data Device USA has received three reports of the adapters overheating and deforming or melting. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all AC adapters with model number IO-ACADP1510UL. The model number can be found on the AC adapter. The AC adapters were sold with I-O Data® network hard disk drives model number UHDL-160U or UHDL-300U. The model number for the network hard disk drive is located on a label at the base of the console.

Sold through: I-O Data Device USA's Web site, telesales, distributors, and select retailers nationwide from December 2004 through February 2007. The network hard disk drives with adapters were sold for between $300 and $400.

Manufactured in: Japan (AC adapter only)

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled adapters immediately and contact Kaga Electronics USA for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kaga Electronics USA toll-free at (877) 878-2926 anytime, visit the company's Web site at or send an e-mail to


Picture of recalled AC AdapterPicture of recalled Network Hard Disk Drive