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October 2, 2003
Technuity Inc. Recall of Back-Up Power Supply Systems
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Technuity Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind.,is voluntarily recalling Energizer-brand Back-Up Power Supply Devices. When used in conjunction with another power protection device, the power supply device can spark, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
September 25, 2003
Batteries Sold with Galls H.A.L.O. Tactical Flashlights Recalled by Galls
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Galls Inc., of Lexington, Kentucky, is voluntarily recalling Approximately 10,084 Fuji Power and A&T Fuji Power CR123A 3-volt lithium batteries originally provided with Galls® H.A.L.O. Tactical Flashlight. The batteries originally provided with the flashlight may overheat or explode presenting a potential for fire or personal injury.
July 2, 2003
International Adapter Plugs Recalled by Franzus Company LLC
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Franzus Company LLC, of Beacon Falls, voluntarily recalling about 29,000 International Adapter Plugs. The adapter plugs can separate, exposing live electricalconductors, posing an electrocution and shock hazard to consumers.
April 23, 2003
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Recall of Battery Packs
Panasonic Consumer Electronics, of Secaucus, N.J. is recalling about 64,000 cordless power tool battery packs. The battery packs can detach from the power tool unexpectedly and strike the operator or bystander, resulting in injuries.
March 20, 2003
Comarco Recall to Replace Detachable Plugs On Power Adapters
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Comarco Inc., of Irvine, Calif., is voluntarily recalling to replace about 125,000 detachable plugs on power adapters. The plug can break open and expose live wires, posing an electrocution or electric shock hazard to consumers.
February 14, 2003
Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recall of Skil® Warrior Drill Battery Chargers
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 2 million Skil® Warrior drill battery chargers. The transformer inside the charger can overheat. If this occurs, the charger housing can melt and deform, possibly igniting flammable materials near or on the charger.
January 14, 2003
American Power Conversion Corp. Recalls Back-Up Power Supply Systems
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Power Conversion Corporation (APC), of West Kingston, R.I., is voluntarily recalling about 900,000 back-up power supply devices. These devices are primarily used to protect computers in case of a power failure. The power supply device can fail, causing the unit to overheat, which may pose a fire hazard to consumers.
September 12, 2002
Battery Chargers Recalled by Chargetek Announce
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chargetek Inc., of Oxnard, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 200 CT-2000 battery chargers used with recreational vehicles, such as boats. A manufacturing defect inside the charger can cause overheating of internal connections or external wiring, presenting a fire hazard.
July 2, 2002
PM International Recalls International Adapter Plugs
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PM International Ltd., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 22,000 international 2-prong adapter plugs. PM International imported the adapter plugs from a manufacturer in China. The adapter plug can separate when the plug is removed, exposing live electrical conductors, posing an electric shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.
June 6, 2002
Megatech Recall of Rechargeable Battery Packs for Radio Controlled Airplanes
Megatech of North Bergen, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 rechargeable, NiMh battery packs used with certain Megatech radio-controlled airplanes. These battery packs were included with Skyliner model radio-controlled airplanes. They are 7 cell, 8.4V battery packs and are covered in a light green plastic. They measure 1 1/4-inches wide, 3 7/8-inches long, and 1/2-inches thick. Airplanes with the recalled batteries were sold by Hammacher Schlemmer nationwide from December 2000 to March 2001 for a suggested retail price between $224 and $300. The batteries were also sold separately for approximately $36. The batteries were made in China and the battery packs were assembled in Taiwan.
May 16, 2002
Speaker Power Adapters Sold with HP Computers Recalled by Philips Electronics
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Philips Electronics, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 93,000 speaker power adapters sold with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) business desktop computers. The speaker power adapter's power cord connector is not grounded, posing a potential shock hazard to consumers.
May 13, 2002
Automotive Chargers Recalled by Milwaukee Tool
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., of Brookfield, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 Power Plus automotive chargers that plug into automotive cigarette lighters. The automotive chargers are often used on job sites to charge power tool batteries. When used under low voltage conditions, the chargers can overheat. This poses a fire hazard.
April 24, 2002
Power Saving Devices Recalled by Coast Energy Management
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Coast Energy Management Inc., of Chandler, Ariz., is voluntarily recalling about 45,000 Energy Smart Power Planners. The Power Planner is a device connected between motorized appliances and wall outlets that is intended to save electricity. These Power Planners have reversed polarity, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

January 31, 2002
Vector Manufacturing Recalls Power Inverters with GFCI Outlets
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Vector Manufacturing Ltd., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 1,600 power inverters with ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) outlets. Power inverters convert DC voltage to AC voltage to allow the operation of household products using battery power. The GFCIs on the inverters, which are intended to protect consumers against shock and electrocution, could fail to operate correctly.
December 17, 2001
Next Level Communications Recall of Power Supply for Computer Modems
Next Level Communications of Rohnert Park, CA, is voluntarily recalling about 46,000 power supplies manufactured by PowDec Technologies, Inc. These power supplies are used with Next Level ADSL/VDSL ETHERset (modem) units, which provide high-speed internet access. They have a black plastic housing and are 2.5-inches wide, 2.75- inches high, and 1.5-inches deep. The name "PowDec" and the model "WP12303N" are located on a label on the back of the housing. The recalled power supplies were provided for use with Next Level ADSL/VDSL ETHERset part numbers: 750-00097 A,B&C and 750-00526 A&B. ADSL/VDSL ETHERsets with a recalled power supply were sold nationwide from February 1999 to May 2001 for a suggested retail price between $225 and $250.
October 16, 2001
Cisco Power Adapter Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cisco Systems Inc., of San Jose, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 95,000 power adapters for replacement. These power adapters are used with certain Cisco Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Routers. The adapters can overheat and melt a hole through the housing, posing a fire hazard. In addition, the exposed wires pose a shock hazard.
October 4, 2001
Compaq Notebook Computer AC Adapter Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Compaq Computer Corp., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling for replacement about 594,000 AC adapters used with certain Compaq notebook computers in the U.S. This is part of a worldwide recall of more than 1.4 million AC adapters. These AC adapters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
July 6, 2001
Apple AC Adapter for Prior Generation PowerBook Laptops Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 570,000 AC adapters worldwide that were sold with prior generation PowerBook G3s. These AC adapters could overheat, posing a fire hazard.
May 3, 2001
Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled by Dell Computer Corp.
December 20, 2000
DEWALT Industrial Tool Battery Charger Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Baltimore, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 1.7 million battery chargers used with cordless power tools. The battery chargers include two models of DEWALT (DW9107, DW9108) and two models of Black & Decker Industry & Construction™ (97015, 97016) brands. The battery charger can fail to automatically shut off after the battery is fully charged, which can cause the battery to burst, and poses fire, burn and electrical shock hazards to consumers.

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