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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2008
|Firm Phone Number: (815) 675-7000
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: Intermatic DT27 Digital Self-Adjusting Timers
Importer: Intermatic Inc., of Spring Grove, Ill.
Manufacturer: Ewig Industries Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd., of Macau, China
Hazard: The recalled timers could have been wired incorrectly, which poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Intermatic DT27 digital self-adjusting timer with a date code of "04B." This product is a lamp and appliance timer and is packaged as either the "DT27C Heavy Duty Digital Timer" or the "DT27CL Time All® Digital Lamp and Appliance Self-Adjusting Timer." The timer is white with a rounded top, and measures 3 7/8" tall by 2 3/4" wide by 1 5/8" deep. The brand name "Intermatic" is molded on the front of the timer, and the model number ("DT27") and date code ("04B") are printed on the back of the timer.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide, including Home Depot and Lowe's, from February 2007 through December 2007 for between $15 and $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled timer immediately and unplug before checking the model number and date code. Consumers should contact Intermatic to return the timer and obtain a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, or to request a prepaid shipping label, call Intermatic at (815) 675-7000 anytime or visit the company's Web site at http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service.aspx
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