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    ... From: paul odem To: montcalmcountyares@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 10:15 PM Subject: [montcalmcountyares] Fw: Re: [WestMichiganHams]
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: paul odem
      Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 10:15 PM
      Subject: [montcalmcountyares] Fw: Re: [WestMichiganHams] RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards

       

      NEWS from CPSC

      U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

      Office of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      July 2, 2008
      Release #08-319

      Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 843-7422
      CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
      CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

      RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards

      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.

      Name of Product: 13.8V DC Power Supplies

      Units: About 160,000

      Importer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas

      Hazard: The recalled power supplies are wired incorrectly, posing electrocution and fire hazards.

      Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

      Description: The recall involves RadioShack 13.8V DC Power Supplies, catalog numbers 22-507 and 22-508 with date codes from 08A04 through 01A08. Date code format is MMAYY where MM is the month and YY is the year. The catalog number and date code are located on the back of the power supply. Power Supplies with a green dot on the product and the product’s packaging have already been repaired and are not included in the recall.

      Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide from October 2004 through January 2008 for between $50 and $85.

      Manufactured in: China

      Remedy: Consumers should unplug the recalled power supply immediately and take it to any RadioShack store for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled power supplies will be mailed a notice.

      Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.radioshack. com/recall



      Picture of Recalled 13.8V DC 3-Amp Power Supply Cat. No. 22-507
      13.8V DC 3-Amp Power Supply Cat. No. 22-507
      Picture of Recalled 13.8V DC 15-Amp Power Supply Cat. No. 22-508
      13.8V DC 15-Amp Power Supply Cat. No. 22-508

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      Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

      To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/ talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www. cpsc.gov/ cpsclist. aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.



      --- On Wed, 7/2/08, paul odem <rockyroster@ yahoo.com> wrote:
      From: paul odem <rockyroster@ yahoo.com>
      Subject: Fw: Re: [WestMichiganHams] RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards
      To: montcalmcountyares@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 10:13 PM

      http://www.cpsc. gov/cpscpub/ prerel/prerel. html

      --- On Wed, 7/2/08, k8mhz@k8mhz. com <k8mhz@k8mhz. com> wrote:
      From: k8mhz@k8mhz. com <k8mhz@k8mhz. com>
      Subject: Re: [WestMichiganHams] RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards
      To: WestMichiganHams@ yahoogroups. com, NS9RC@yahoogroups. com, ChicagoAmateurRadio @yahoogroups. com, k9bar@yahoogroups. com, K9RN@yahoogroups. com, WeLCARS@yahoogroups .com, MadisonAmateurRadio @yahoogroups. com, amateurradiomilwauk ee@yahoogroups. com, IndyHamRadio@ yahoogroups. com, ilclubs@yahoogroups .com
      Cc: amateur_radio@ yahoogroups. com, illinoisdigitalham@ yahoogroups. com, Amateur-repairs@ yahoogroups. com, "Scan Wis" <Scan-Wis@yahoogroup s.com>, "Scan Illinois" <ScanIllinois@ yahoogroups. com>
      Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 7:05 PM

      Manufactured in: China

       
      Somehow, before I even read the message, I thought that was going to be the case.
       
      Thanks for the head's up.
       
      73
       
      K8MHZ
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 06:19
      Subject: [WestMichiganHams] RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards


      ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ********
      U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
      Office of Information and Public Affairs
      Washington, DC 20207

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      July 2, 2008
      Release #08-319

      Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 843-7422
      CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
      CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

      RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards

      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.

      Name of Product:  13.8V DC Power Supplies

      Units:  About 160,000

      Importer:  RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas

      Hazard:  The recalled power supplies are wired incorrectly, posing
                 electrocution and fire hazards.

      Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.

      Description:  The recall involves RadioShack 13.8V DC Power Supplies,
                      catalog numbers 22-507 and 22-508 with date codes from
                    08A04 through 01A08.

      Date code format is MMAYY where MM is the month and YY is the year. The
      catalog number and date code are located on the back of the power supply.
      Power Supplies with a green dot on the product and the product's packaging
      have already been repaired and are not included in the recall.

      Sold at:  RadioShack stores nationwide from October 2004 through January
                  2008 for between $50 and $85.

      Manufactured in: China

      Remedy:  Consumers should unplug the recalled power supply immediately and take it to
      any RadioShack store for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled power supplies
      will be mailed a notice.

      Consumer Contact:  For additional information, contact RadioShack at  800-843-7422 anytime,
      or visit the firm's website at:

               http://www.radiosha ck.com/recall

      To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

               http://www.cpsc. gov/cpscpub/ prerel/prhtm108/ 08319.html 


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