|November 10, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Power Adapters with IBM RDX Back Up Hard Disk Drives
Units: About 90
Distributor: IBM, of Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Manufacturer: Hon-Kwang Electric (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., of Guang-Dong, China
Hazard: A plastic weld on the power adapters can fail and allow two parts to separate, exposing live electrical contacts. This poses a shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves power adapters sold with IBM RDX removable back up hard disk drives. The data storage devices were sold with a power adapter that fits various country specific plugs. "Hon-Kwang Electric (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd" is printed on the adapters. IBM and RDX are printed on the back up hard disk drives.
Sold by: IBM authorized distributors and resellers nationwide from January 2009 through July 2009 for between $330 and $760.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the power adapters and contact your IBM service provider to determine if their adaptor is involved in this recall. Consumers with the affected adapters will receive a free replacement adapter.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IBM at (800) 426-7378 anytime. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.ibm.com/storage
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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