Radio Systems Corporation Recalls Power Adapters Sold with PetSafe® Heated Wellness Sleepers Due to Fire Hazard

Jun 29, 2010, 15:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of product: Power Adapters for heated pet beds

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Radio Systems Corporation of, Knoxville, Tenn.

Hazard: When the metal connector is removed from the bed, it can cause arcing between the coil spring and the connector, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of connectors melting. No injuries or fires have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Class 2 Transformers that were sold with PetSafe Heated Wellness Sleepers.  The power adapters are identified by the markings "PLUG IN CLASS 2 TRANSFORMER," "MODEL NO: K12-800" and have a spring coil covering the length of the electrical wire that goes from the sleeper.  Power adapters without spring coils are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: Pet specialty stores, catalog and online retailers nationwide from September 2006 through April 2010 for between $70 and $110.  

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapter and contact the firm to receive a free replacement adapter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Radio Systems Corporation at (800) 732-2677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit the firm's website at www.petsafe.net.  

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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over about 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 732-2677

CPSC recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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