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October 2, 2003

CPSC, Technuity Inc. Announce Recall of Back-Up Power Supply Systems

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.

Name of product: Energizer-brand Back-Up Power Supply Devices

Units: 2,100

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.

 
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