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RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due to Electrocution and Fire Hazards

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  • Mark Thompson
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    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 2, 2008
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      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.radioshack.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%c2%a0
    • k8mhz@k8mhz.com
      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 ... From: Mark
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 2, 2008
        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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