RadioShack Recalls Power Supplies Due To Electrocution & Fire Hazards

July 06, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Radio Shack Corp., announced a voluntary recall of approximately 160,000 13.8Vdc power supplies. The recalled power supplies are wired incorrectly, posing electrocution and fire hazards. Thus far, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

The recall involves RadioShack 13.8Vdc power supplies, catalog numbers 22-507 and 22-508 with date codes from 08A04 through 01A08. Date code format is MMAYY where MM is the month and YY is the year. The catalog number and date code are located on the back of the power supply. Power supplies with a green dot on the product and the product’s packaging have already been repaired and are not included in the recall.

The affected power supplies were manufactured in China, and sold at RadioShack stores nationwide from October 2004 through January 2008 for between $50 and $85.

Consumers have been advised that they should unplug the recalled power supply immediately and take it to any Radio Shack store for a free repair. Registered owners of the recalled power supplies will be mailed a notice.