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October 27, 2000
Notebook Computer Battery Packs by Compaq Recalled
October 13, 2000
Batteries for Notebook-Computers Recalled by Dell
October 12, 2000
Battery Chargers Recalled by DeWALT®
May 18, 2000
AC Adapters for Notebook Computers & Mobile Devices Recalled by IBM
April 24, 2000
Battery Chargers Recalled by Sta-Rite
March 2, 2000
18-Volt Battery Packs Recalled by DeWalt ®
March 11, 1999
Power Supply Units for External Jaz Disk Drives
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Iomega Corp., of Roy, Utah, is recalling about 60,000 power supply units for use with certain Iomega external Jaz disk drives. The two-piece plastic housing of the power supply can separate, exposing internal electronics. This poses a serious electrical shock hazard to consumers.
February 18, 1999
Marine-Type Batteries Recalled by Coast Guard and Trojan Battery
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer ProductSafety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Coast Guard, Trojan BatteryCo., of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is recalling approximately11,000 marine-type batteries, which also can be used as a mobilehome or recreational vehicle auxilary power source. Thesebatteries could have a cracked negative terminal post that couldlead to internal sparking and possible explosion. An explodingbattery can result in chemical and thermal burns, and lacerationsto people in the area.
February 10, 1999
AC Adapters for Digital Cameras Recalled by Kodak
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Eastman Kodak Company, ofRochester, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling 120,000 ACadapters for use with certain Kodak digital cameras. Whenthe connector plug of the AC adapter is not fully insertedin the camera, the batteries in the camera can overheat to ahigh temperature. This can cause the batteries to leak acidand explode, possibly causing thermal and chemical burns orlacerations to consumers.
October 28, 1997
Nursery Monitor Batteries Recalled by Safety 1st
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Safety 1st of ChestnutHill, Mass., is recalling about 25,000 batteries sold withtheir nursery monitors. The dry cell battery can rupture andirritate the skin.
October 21, 1997
AC Adapters for Latitude LM Computers and LM Port Replicators Recall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Dell Computer Corp., of Round Rock, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 233,000 AC adapters supplied with its Latitude LM notebook computers and Latitude LM port replicators in the United States. Dell also is recalling these adapters throughout the world. The port replicator is a docking station used to connect the notebook computer to an external monitor and keyboard. The AC adapter's connector pins can break off from the adapter and remain in the power cord, posing a shock hazard.
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AC Adapters Recalled by Digital Equipment
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Digital Equipment Corp. of Maynard, Mass., isvoluntarily recalling AC adapters used with its HiNote VP 500 seriesnotebook computer. About 20,000 of these adapters were sold in the U.S.The AC adapters' connector contact pins can break off from the adapter andremain in the power cord, posing a shock hazard. The connector pinsconnect the AC adapter to the AC power cord.
April 22, 1997
Sears Battery Chargers Recall by Schumacher
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Schumacher Electric Corp. of Chicago, Ill., isrecalling about 100,000 Sears DieHard battery chargers. The batterycharger has a wiring connection that could short and cause the transformerto overheat. This poses a potential fire hazard.
March 20, 1997
Cordless Drill Battery Packs Replace by Hitachi Koki
February 6, 1997
Adapter Plug Packs Recall by Dollar Tree Stores
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Dollar Tree Stores Inc. of Norfolk, Va., is recallingabout 60,000 adapter plug packs. The adapters were incorrectly identifiedas being listed with Underwriters Laboratories. The adapters presentpotential fire and shock hazards due to improper construction.
December 5, 1996
AC Adapters for Armada 4100 Notebook Computers Recalled
November 27, 1996
Underwater Batteries Recalled by Light & Motion
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Light & Motion Industries(LMI) of Monterey, Calif., is implementing a voluntarysafety program for about 2,800 Source-12 Battery Packs usedby scuba divers to power under water lighting systems. Ifthe battery pack floods during the dive, the battery couldoverheat later while above water and catch fire.
August 1, 1996
One-Hour Battery Chargers Recalled by Dewalt
April 25, 1996
Photographer's Power Pack Recalled by Comet World
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Comet World, Inc. ofHillside, N.J., is recalling about 1,600 "Jackrabbitpack"high capacity DC-DC voltage converters. The power packs areused by professional photographers to rapidly chargeelectronic camera flash lamps. If the cord that connects thepower pack to the flash system is incorrectly inserted intothe power pack, consumers could receive an electric shock.
January 25, 1996
Battery Charger Recall For Travelmate 4000m Notebook Computers
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Texas InstrumentsIncorporated of Dallas, Texas, is announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 3,200 optional external batterychargers for batteries used with Texas InstrumentsTravelMate 4000M Notebook computers. These external batterychargers may have a defect involving a small electroniccomponent. If this defect is present and if consumers coveror insulate the external charger during use, preventingnormal air circulation, the charger could overheat, creatinga potential fire hazard.

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