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"Recall Alerts"

03-28-2008

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Ensto Control Oy Recalls Toggle and Rotary Switches Due to Electric Shock Hazards


(1) ENSTO CONTROL OY RECALLS TOGGLE AND ROTARY SWITCHES DUE TO ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARDS

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: Toggle Switches and Rotary Switches

Units: About 19,000

Distributor/Importer: Disconnects of Florida Corp., of Tampa, Fla.

Manufacturer: Ensto Control Oy, of Finland

Hazard: When switched OFF, one electrical pole may remain energized, posing a risk of electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Ensto Control Oy has received 13 reports of the switches not functioning properly. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled toggle and rotary switches are manual motor controller switches or disconnect switches. The switches are typically used with HVAC units, electric distribution and control panels and industrial uses. Primarily the switches are used commercially, however they may also be found in residential applications. The switches were sold under the brand name Ensto Control Oy with a four digit manufacturing week date code stamped on the bottom of each switch. The code indicates the week and year of manufacture. Product codes ranging from 0107 through 5007 are included in the recall. The model numbers are located on labels attached on the upper part of the plastic switch housing. The following model numbers are included in the recall:

KK17.3
KK17.963
KK17.980
KK19.3
KK19.963
KK19.980
KKCSU3.60JDR/U
KSR3.100
KSR3.100/U
KSR3.1001/U
KSR31002/U
KSR3.125/U
KSR3.1251/U
KSR3.63
KSR3.80
KSR3.80/U††††††††††
KSR3.801/U
KSR3.802/U
KST3.100U
KST3.63
KST3.80
KST3.80/U

Sold at: The recalled switches were sold through Ensto Control Oy to distributors, which in turn sold the switches to industrial OEMs. They were not sold in retail establishments or to consumers. The switches were sold for between $30 and $60.

Manufactured in: Finland

Remedy: Consumers who have installed switches can contact the firm for information on how to receive a free inspection and replacement switch. Consumers who have switches that are not installed can return them to Ensto Control Oy, c/o Kaltek Inc., 2310 Peachford Road, Atlanta, Georgia for a replacement switch.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ensto Control Oy toll-free at (866) 800-0690 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday ET or visit the firmís Web site at www.ensto.com

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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