SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

May 15, 2008 15:00 ET

UL Warns of Counterfeit AC Adapter

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that certain AC adapters have been identified as bearing a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. These adapters have not been evaluated for safety by UL.

Name of product: Model YHAC-41240420U

Units: Unknown quantity

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Manufacturer: Unknown

Identification: On the product: The product has a label with a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. The label also includes the following information:

AC ADAPTOR
CLASS 2 POWER UNIT
MODEL NO: YHAC-41240420
INPUT: 120VAC 60Hz
OUTPUT: 24VAC 420mA
Listed E229507

MADE IN CHINA

In addition, the blade side of the product is embossed with the following information:

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
OUTPUT: 10VAC 1200mA
DRY LOCATION ONLY

Please click the following link to see photos of the product: http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr051508.html

What You Should Do: UL recommends that consumers stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 71,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 62 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 99 countries. For more information, visit: www.UL.com/newsroom.

Contact Information

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