Power Adapters Sold With Heated Pet Beds Recalled

About 20,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Power Adapters for Heated Pet Beds Sold with PetSafe® Heated Wellness Sleepers have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Power Adapters for Heated Pet Beds Sold with PetSafe® Heated Wellness Sleepers were manufactured in China and imported by Radio Systems Corporation of Knoxville, Tennessee.

When the metal connector is removed from the bed, it can cause arcing between the coil spring and the connector, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. To date, the firm has received three reports of connectors melting. No injuries or fires have been reported.

This recall involves the Class 2 Transformers that were sold with PetSafe Heated Wellness Sleepers. The power adapters are identified by the markings “PLUG IN CLASS 2 TRANSFORMER,” “MODEL NO: K12-800″ and have a spring coil covering the length of the electrical wire that goes from the sleeper. Power adapters without spring coils are not affected by this recall.

The recalled Power Adapters for Heated Pet Beds Sold with PetSafe® Heated Wellness Sleepers sold for between $70 and $110 at pet specialty stores and catalog and online retailers nationwide from September 2006 through April 2010.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled power adapter and contact the firm to receive a free replacement adapter. Radio Systems Corporation can be reached at (800) 732-2677 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday and Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Radio Systems Corporation can also be reached at its Website at www.petsafe.net

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