RS Power Supply Recall
As discussed at last night's meeing.
NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2008
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
[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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I know who has three of the Radio Shack power supplies, you. That leave RS
to find the other 159,997 units.
Let us know how it turns out.