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.
Name of product: Energizer-brand Back-Up Power Supply Devices
Manufacturer: Technuity Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind.
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, "Energizer" and "energizerups.com" appear on the front of the unit.
Sold at: Staples stores nationwide and www.technuity.com
sold the units for about $140.
Manufactured in: China
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.
Consumer Contact: Contact Technuity toll-free at (877) 577-0046 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the Web site www.technuity.com