January 11, 2006
Neptune Systems Recalls Power Strips for Shock Hazard
Name of Product: Direct Connect 8 Power Strips
Units: About 300
Manufacturer/Distributor: Neptune Systems, of San Jose, Calif.
Hazard: The metal enclosure on the power strip is not properly grounded, which could result in an electrical shock.
Description: The Direct Connect 8 (DC8) power strip is sold for use to control aquarium equipment with a computer. The power strip has a black aluminum enclosure with eight outlets, and a black extension cord. The serial number is printed on the white label on the side of the unit. The serial numbers are between DC81000 through DC81633. “Direct Connect 8” is written on the side of the unit.
Sold at: Directly from Neptune Systems and through major aquarium mail-order companies nationwide from June 2005 through November 2005 for between $90 and $175.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these power strips and contact the firm for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Neptune Systems
toll-free at (866) 214-8728 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday,
email the firm at email@example.com, or visit their
Web site at www.neptunesys.com/recall