Intermatic Inc and CSA International announce the voluntary recall of certain digital timers

PAR 01-09 February 17, 2009

In cooperation with CSA International, Intermatic Inc. of Spring Grove, IL, today announced the voluntary recall of approximately 200,000 DT17 Series heavy duty timers (approximately 23,000 of them were sold in Canada in packages marked as model “DT17C70″). The digital timers have an internal grounding contact that may be misaligned. In some circumstances, this misalignment could allow for an intermittent contact with the ground pin of a three-prong plug of a product plugged into the timer’s receptacle. This could pose a potential shock hazard should there be a failure of the product that is plugged into the timer.

The manufacturer has received no reports of injuries, fires or shocks related to this product.

The digital timer affected by this recall is model DT17C70 (marked as “DT17” on its nameplate) with date codes 40Z through 52Z, 01A through 52A, 01B through 52B and 01C through 52C. The date coding can be found on the back or the bottom of the unit. The digital timers are light grey in colour.

Major department stores and home building supply houses sold these digital timers nationwide from September 2005 through December 2008 for between $20.00 to $30.00.

Consumers should stop using the recalled digital timers immediately and call Intermatic Inc. at 1-800-704-3595 anytime for instructions on how to obtain a replacement for the defective units, visit the Intermatic web site atwww.intermatic.com , or write to Intermatic Inc., c/o Technical Service, at 7777 Winn Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081.

About CSA International

CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.
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