Doug / 03-16-2011 / Defective products

Sanus Elements Surge Protectors Recalled for Electrical Shock Hazard

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a voluntary recall is announced for Rite-Tech Industrial’s developed Sanus Elements surge protectors. The recall affects 2,500 defective units made by Taiwanese company Rite-Tech Industrial Co. Ltd. The CPSC warns the defective devices pose an electrical shock risk.

According to the agency’s announcement, the company was prompted to recall its surge protectors due to improper grounding of the Sanus Elements surge protector case and improper insulation of its circuit breaker.

Affected units are all Sanus Elements model ELM205 low-profile power conditioners or surge protectors. SANUS ELEMENTS is printed on the front of the unit and the model number is located near the UL logo on the back of the device.

The agency has not received any reports of injuries or accidents, but warns of a potential electrical shock. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Milestone AV Technologies of Savage, Minnesota. Milestone AV Technologies imported the products to the United States.

The surge protectors sold in in depended home theatre dealers from June 2009 through December 2009 with a retail price of $90.

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