February 9, 2009

Intermatic timers recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Intermatic DT17 Heavy Duty Digital Timers due to a potential shock hazard.

The recalled timers, imported from China by Intermatic Inc. of Spring Grove, Ill., were sold nationwide from September 2005 through December 2008 for $15-$25, primarily as timers for lamps and appliances.

The timers involved in the recall include products with date codes of 40Z through 52Z or dates codes ending in A, B, or C. The model number DT17 and the date codes appear on the back of the timer.

The plug-in timers can have a faulty ground connection, resulting in shock to consumers, the commission said.

Consumers were advised to unplug the timers immediately and contact Intermatic for a free replacement. Consumers can call 800-704-3585 for information.