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Technuity, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind., recently announced the recall of its Energizer-brand Back-Up Power Supply Devices and offered the following information:
Hazard: When used in conjunction with another power protection device, the power supply device can spark, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 16 reports of units sparking or smoking, though no injuries or fires have been reported.
Description: The recalled back-up power supply systems include the Energizer-brand UPS Model ER-PRO1000, which can be identified by a label on the back of the device. The black, breadbox like unit is about 14 inches deep, 6 inches wide, 8 inches tall, and weighs about 20 pounds. The words, Â¿EnergizerÂ¿ and Â¿energizerups.comÂ¿ appear on the front of the unit. It is sold at Staples stores nationwide and www.technuity.com sold the units for about $140. It is manufactured in China and 2,100 units have been sold.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled back-up power supply devices immediately and contact the company for a free replacement unit and instructions on returning the recalled product.
Publication date: 10/20/2003