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Recall of Detachable Plugs On Power Adapters #147871
03/20/03 06:53 PM
03/20/03 06:53 PM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Comarco Inc., of Irvine, Calif., is voluntarily recalling to replace about 125,000 detachable plugs on power adapters. The plug can break open and expose live wires, posing an electrocution or electric shock hazard to consumers.

Comarco has received 12 reports of the plugs breaking open, though no injuries have been reported.
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Re: Recall of Detachable Plugs On Power Adapters #147872
03/20/03 07:58 PM
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Yet another failure of vigorous NRTL standards? I have often held similar goods in my hand wondering about the tax subsides paid to protect me from them.
This, however, i can determine to be crap from the pix alone.

Re: Recall of Detachable Plugs On Power Adapters #147873
03/21/03 11:17 AM
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Reminds me of a joke I read in the German newsgroup for electrical engineers.
"I wonder when we'll get the plug-in 28" color TV. "Plug-and-View", wall wart style!"

Re: Recall of Detachable Plugs On Power Adapters #147874
03/21/03 11:38 AM
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Hehehe...yeah, I was thinking of getting the plug attachment in question, sticking it in the inlet in back of my portable radio at work...and wall mounting it!! [Linked Image]

This "Targus" thing was a neat concept....however they forgot to keep in mind that plastic is pretty fragile...

Keep in mind you could probably still use the power-pack itself. Just attach a standard tape-recorder cordset to the inlet instead.

After all, the plug that is at fault here is essentially both ends of such a cordset, molded together without the flex in the middle.

This device was manufactured in the USA....what tax subsidies are paid?


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