Bostitch Electric Pencil Sharpeners Recalled by Amax Due to Shock Hazard

Nov 19, 2015, 14:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Bostitch-Electric-Pencil-Sharpeners-Recalled-by-Amax/  

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Bostitch electric pencil sharpeners

Hazard: The electric components inside can energize the pencil sharpener, posing a shock hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric pencil sharpeners, unplug them from the outlet and contact Amax for a free replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: Amax toll-free at 844-483-5895 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bostitchoffice.com and click on "Support Center," then "Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 44,000

Description: This recall involves Bostitch® brand electric pencil sharpeners Quietsharp Glow™ Classroom and Super Pro™ Commercial electric pencil sharpeners. The sharpeners have a silver body, six pencil sharpener openings on the black front dial and a removable pencil shaving tray on the front. "Bostitch" is embossed on the side. The Quietsharp Glow Classroom sharpener has model number EPS11HC and date codes between 4714 and 3215. The Super Pro Glow Commercial has model number EPS14HC and date codes between 1612 and 2715. The model number is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the sharpeners. The date code range is a two digit production week and a two digit production year (WWYY). The date code is visible inside the unit when the pencil shavings tray is removed. Quietsharp Glow and Super Pro are printed on the pencil sharpeners' packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: Amax has received one report of a consumer who received a shock from the recalled electric pencil sharpener. 

Sold at: Office Depot, Staples and other office supply stores and distributors nationwide and online at Amazon.com from April 2012 through August 2015 for between $70 and $155.

Importer/Distributor: Amax Inc., of East Greenwich, R.I.

Manufactured in: China

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