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April 4, 2000

Coast Electronics Supply Recalls Volt Converter

Coast Electronics Supply Recalls Volt ConverterCerritos, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Coast Electronics Supply is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 AC converters after a 4-year old boy was shocked when he grasped the end of the cord.

These converters are used to convert overseas consumer products that run on 220 volts to American household current at 110 volts and vice-versa.  The product presents an electrical shock hazard because the unplugged end of the cord is energized when the other end is plugged in.

The converter is available in nine different watts varying from 100 watts to 3000 watts. It is labeled in part, "UP/DOWN AC-CONVERTER...220V...110V...TAIWAN."

Small electronic stores in California, Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas sold the product for $25 to $30.

Stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For more information, contact Coast Electronics Supply at (800) 262-7818 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers April 4, 2000.

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