Safety Alert Number 0801115

Intermatic Recalls Digital Timers Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Release #08-157

Intermatic Recall Hotline: (800) 704-3595 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Intermatic Recalls Digital Timers Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: Intermatic DT27 Digital Self-Adjusting Timers

Units: 8,500

Importer: Intermatic Inc. , of Spring Grove, Ill.

Manufacturer: Ewig Industries Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. , of Macau, China

Hazard: The recalled timers could have been wired incorrectly, which poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: 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(r) 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.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide, including Home Depot and Lowe's, from February 2007 through December 2007 for between $15 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, or to request a prepaid shipping label, call Intermatic at (800) 704-3595 anytime or visit the company's Web site at www.intermatic.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08157.html