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"Recall Alerts"

05-10-2004

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Trojan Technologies Announce Recall of Residential Water Disinfection Systems
  2. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fluke Corp. Announce Recall of Electrical Testing Components
  3. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and E&B Giftware Announce Recall of Universal Electric Outlet Adaptor Plugs


(1) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND TROJAN TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCE RECALL OF RESIDENTIAL WATER DISINFECTION SYSTEMS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Trojan Technologies Inc., of London, Ontario, Canada announce recall of TrojanUVMax® Water Disinfection System.

Hazard: Some of the lamp pins used in these disinfection systems are improperly soldered, and can cause the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Description: The recalled TrojanUVMax system, designed for residential and light commercial application, uses ultraviolet light to disinfect water. “TROJANUVMAX” is written on the system’s steel chamber. Models included in the recall are D, D Plus, E, E Plus, F, F Plus, Pro 7 and 15. Model numbers are written on the Underwriters Laboratories label on the power supply. No other Trojan Technologies model or product is included in this recall. The lamps were manufactured in the U.S. and the system is assembled in Canada.

Remedy: Contact Trojan Technologies to arrange a free lamp repair or replacement.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact Trojan toll-free at (800) 241-7923 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.trojanuv.com

The CPSC release number is 04-129. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04129.html


(2) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND FLUKE CORP. ANNOUNCE RECALL OF ELECTRICAL TESTING COMPONENTS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fluke Corporation, of Everett, Washington announces recall of Modular Test Leads used for Electrical Testing Multimeters.

Hazard: The leads, which are used to connect probes to handheld digital multimeters when testing for the presence and amount of voltage present in electrical circuitry, can result in incorrect multimeter readings. This poses a serious shock or electrocution hazard if the consumer touches live wires that the meter has read as having no electrical current. Fluke has received 29 reports of the leads for Fluke multimeters operating improperly, though no injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled test leads are red and black with no permanent probes attached. They have the Fluke logo on the connector ends. They were sold individually, as well as with a variety of Fluke multimeters and accessory kits. The recall includes only Fluke Model TL221, TL222 and TL224 test leads. The model numbers are not written on the test leads, but are written on the packaging or on product documents. The recall does not include Fluke test leads with permanently attached test probes, and does not include test leads with a SureGrip™ symbol, shown below, either on a tag around the silicon wire or molded onto the connector end.

Fluke test leads with a SureGrip™ symbol are not included in the recall.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled modular test leads immediately and contact Fluke for information on getting free replacement components.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Fluke toll-free at (888) 401-9940 between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Monday through Friday. Consumers also can access Fluke’s Web site at www.fluke.com - Fluke has sent direct notice to known purchasers.

The CPSC release number is 04-131. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04131.html


(3) CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION (CPSC) AND E&B GIFTWARE ANNOUNCE RECALL OF UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC OUTLET ADAPTOR PLUGS

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and E&B Giftware of Yonkers, New York announces recall of Universal Electric Outlet Adaptor Plug

Hazard: Multiple metal plugs can be extended from the product at one time. Consumers touching an exposed plug while the adaptor is inserted into an electric outlet can receive an electric shock.

Description: These universal electric outlet adaptor plugs were sold as either the Worldwide or Universal Adaptor Plug under four brand names: Samsonite, Royal Traveller, American Tourister and El Portal. “MODEL: 1804” is written on the bottom of the adaptor plug. They contain three adaptor plugs which are used by travelers worldwide to connect electrical plugs into electrical sockets. The adaptors include a hard plastic case which houses the three different plugs. A knob on the top of the product can be turned to extend the plugs for use.

Remedy: Stop using the adaptor plugs immediately and call E & B Giftware LLC for a replacement item of comparable value or a refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumer Contact: Call E&B Giftware LLC toll-free at (800) 624-5671 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.

The CPSC release number is 04-133. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04133.html

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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