I-O Data Power Supplies Recalled Due to ‘Burn Hazard’

August 29, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

I-O Data Device Inc. is recalling ac adapters sold with its network hard drives after receiving three reports of the adapters overheating and deforming or melting. According to the company, the ac adapters can pose a burn hazard to consumers. No injuries have been reported.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and affects ac adapters sold with I-O Data network hard disk drives with the model numbers UHDL-160U or UHDL-300U. About 740 of the units have been sold between December 2004 through February 2007. The network hard disk drives with adapters were sold for between $300 and $400.

Consumers should stop using the recalled adapters immediately and contact the company for a free replacement adapter.