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240,000 in-wall electronic timers recalled

About 240,000 Intermatic in-wall electronic timers have been recalled. The product might pose a shock hazard to consumers trying to replace its battery.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The following recall has been announced:

About 240,000 Intermatic model ST01 and EI600 in-wall electronic timers, made in Mexico by Intermatic Inc., of Spring Grove, Ill., because the product might pose a shock hazard to consumers trying to replace its battery.

The company has received 12 reports of consumers receiving a minor shock while changing the timer's battery.

The product typically takes the place of a wall switch. Recalled Intermatic in-wall electronic timers include those with model numbers ST01, ST01C, ST01AC, ST01AC70, ST01C70, ST01CL, EI600C, EI600LAC, EI600LAC8, EI600WC and EI600WC8. They were sold at retailers and electrical distributors nationwide from March 2007 through June this year.

Details: by phone at 877-417-4316; online at Intermatic.com or the Web site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.