July 02, 2003CPSC, Franzus Company LLC Announce Recall
of International Adapter Plugs
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: International Adapter Plugs
Units: About 29,000
Manufacturer: Franzus Company LLC, of Beacon Falls, Conn.
Hazard: The adapter plug can separate, exposing live electrical conductors,
posing an electrocution and shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The Franzus Co. has received two reports of the plugs
separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The black or white plastic adapter plugs have names of specific
countries or regions where the plugs are intended for use written on the
side. The writing includes "NORTHERN EUROPE," "GREAT BRITAIN," "NO.
AMERICA," "AUSTRALIA," and "SO. EUROPE." Except for the names of these
countries and regions, the recalled plugs have no other writing on them.
Plugs with "MADE IN USA" printed between the prongs, or that have a screw
between the prongs, are not included in the recall.
Sold at: Catalog and retail stores nationwide sold the adapter plugs in sets
of five from April 2002 through June 2003 for between $10 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Free replacement adapter plugs.
Consumer Contact: Contact the Franzus Co. at (800) 706-7063 between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at email@example.com.