Safety Alert Number 0803135

Ensto Control Oy Recalls Toggle and Rotary Switches Due to Electric Shock Hazards

Release #08-218

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 800-0690
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Ensto Control Oy Recalls Toggle and Rotary Switches Due to Electric Shock Hazards

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: Toggle Switches and Rotary Switches

Units: About 19,000

Distributor/Importer: Disconnects of Florida Corp. , of Tampa, Fla.

Manufacturer: Ensto Control Oy, of Finland

Hazard: When switched OFF, one electrical pole may remain energized, posing a risk of electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Ensto Control Oy has received 13 reports of the switches not functioning properly.  No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled toggle and rotary switches are manual motor controller switches or disconnect switches.  The switches are typically used with HVAC units, electric distribution and control panels and industrial uses.  Primarily the switches are used commercially, however they may also be found in residential applications.  The switches were sold under the brand name Ensto Control Oy with a four digit manufacturing week date code stamped on the bottom of each switch.  The code indicates the week and year of manufacture.  Product codes ranging from 0107 through 5007 are included in the recall.  The model numbers are located on labels attached on the upper part of the plastic switch housing.  The following model numbers are included in the recall:

KK17.3, KK17.963, KK17.980, KK19.3, KK19.963, KK19.980, KKCSU3.60JDR/U, KSR3.100, KSR3.100/U, KSR3.1001/U, KSR31002/U, KSR3.125/U, KSR3.1251/U, KSR3.63, KSR3.80, KSR3.80/U, KSR3.801/U, KSR3.802/U, KST3.100U, KST3.63, KST3.80, KST3.80/U

Sold at: The recalled switches were sold through Ensto Control Oy to distributors, which in turn sold the switches to industrial OEMs.  They were not sold in retail establishments or to consumers.  The switches were sold for between $30 and $60.

Manufactured in: Finland

Remedy: Consumers who have installed switches can contact the firm for information on how to receive a free inspection and replacement switch. Consumers who have switches that are not installed can return them to Ensto Control Oy, c/o Kaltek Inc. , 2310 Peachford Road, Atlanta, Georgia for a replacement switch.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ensto Control Oy toll-free at (866) 800-0690 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.ensto.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08218.html