WASHINGTON, DC (CPSC)--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
Information Provided By: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission