October 2, 2003CPSC, Technuity Inc. Announce Recall of
Back-Up Power Supply Systems
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
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
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