|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2004
Release # 04-092
|Company Phone Number: (800) 919-3101
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Salton, Inc. Announce Recall of Timex Outdoor Appliance Timers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Timex Outdoor Appliance Timers
Manufacturer: Salton, Inc., of Lake Forest, Ill.
Hazard: The Timex timers have reverse polarity in the wiring, which allows current to flow to the attached appliance when the timer is turned off. Consumers can receive an electric shock.
Incidents/Injuries: One incident has been reported where the consumer received an electrical shock.
Description: The timer is designed to be mounted on a wall and plugged into a 120V outlet. It has an outlet on the underside for the appliance plug. Consumers can program the device to turn lights and appliances on or off at desired intervals. The word "Timex" is printed on the front door of the timer and on the dial inside. A label on the back includes the words "Model Number: 12/810."
Sold at: Selected Lowe's stores nationwide from November 2003 through December 2003 for about $20 each.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Salton to receive a prepaid shipping label to return the recalled timer. Salton will send the consumer a replacement timer.
Consumer Contact: Call Salton toll free at (800) 919-3101 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email Salton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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