Updated recall: Intermatic DT27 Digital Self-Adjusting Timers
On 2011-05-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Intermatic DT27 Digital Self-Adjusting Timers due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2007 for about $15.00 to $25.00. It was originally recalled on 2008-01-09.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (815) 675-7000
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What is the problem?
The recalled timers could have been wired incorrectly, which poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Intermatic DT27 digital self-adjusting timer with a date code of "04B." This product is a lamp and appliance timer and is packaged as either the "DT27C Heavy Duty Digital Timer" or the "DT27CL Time All; Digital Lamp and Appliance Self-Adjusting Timer." The timer is white with a rounded top, and measures 3 7/8" tall by 2 3/4" wide by 1 5/8" deep. The brand name "Intermatic" is molded on the front of the timer, and the model number ("DT27") and date code ("04B") are printed on the back of the timer.
These items were sold new+ at Retailers nationwide, including Home Depot and Lowe's, from February 2007 through December 2007 for between $15 and $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled timer immediately and unplug before checking the model number and date code. Consumers should contact Intermatic to return the timer and obtain a free replacement.
For additional information, or to request a prepaid shipping label, call Intermatic at (815) 675-7000 anytime or visit the company's Web site at http://www.intermatic.com/customer%20service.aspx
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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