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March 11, 1999

Release # 99-077
CONTACT: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Iomega Contact: Jason Thompson
(212) 371 - 5999

CPSC, Iomega Corp. Announce Recall of Power Supply Units for External Jaz Disk Drives

Iomega Corp. Announce Recall of Power Supply Units for External Jaz Disk DrivesWASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Iomega Corp., of Roy, Utah, is recalling about 60,000 power supply units for use with certain Iomega external Jaz disk drives. The two-piece plastic housing of the power supply can separate, exposing internal electronics. This poses a serious electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Iomega is aware of three reports of the power supply to these disk drives breaking. No injuries have been reported.

These power supply units were sold with Jaz 2 gigabyte (GB) disk drives, remanufactured Jaz 1GB disk drives and as replacement or supplemental power supply units. These power supply units are black, 4-inch long boxes that plug into the Jaz disk drives. Consumers should unplug the power supply units before examining them. Model number GPC14-2001 is written on the gray identification label located on the bottom of the units. The serial number, located on a white label in the lower right-hand corner of the identification label, begins with any three digits from 837 through 907. The Underwriters Laboratories certification, "MADE IN INDIA" and "jaz" also appear on the identification label.

Computer retailers, specialty retailers who build systems for small businesses and computer catalogs sold the power supply units with Iomega Jaz disk drives and separately between September 1998 and March 1999. The Jaz 2 GB drives sold for about $349, and the remanufactured Jaz 1GB sold for about $199. The power supply units alone sold for about $30.

CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled power supply units. For information on receiving a replacement power supply unit, consumers should call Iomega at (800) 781-3296 anytime.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to