Sunday, July 4, 2010

Radio Systems Corporation Recalls Power Adapters Sold with PetSafe(r) Heated Wellness Sleepers Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Power Adapters for heated pet beds

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Radio Systems Corporation of, Knoxville, Tenn.

Hazard: When the metal connector is removed from the bed, it can cause arcing between the coil spring and the connector, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of connectors melting. No injuries or fires have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Class 2 Transformers that were sold with PetSafe Heated Wellness Sleepers. The power adapters are identified by the markings "PLUG IN CLASS 2 TRANSFORMER," "MODEL NO: K12-800" and have a spring coil covering the length of the electrical wire that goes from the sleeper. Power adapters without spring coils are not affected by this recall.

Sold at: Pet specialty stores, catalog and online retailers nationwide from September 2006 through April 2010 for between $70 and $110.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapter and contact the firm to receive a free replacement adapter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Radio Systems Corporation at (800) 732-2677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit the firm's website at www.petsafe.net

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