SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

December 21, 2006 16:00 ET

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Floor-Finishing Machines

NORTHBROOK, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 21, 2006 -- Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying commercial users and consumers that solution tanks manufactured by NSS Enterprises Inc. and installed on NSS Mustang floor-finishing machines do not meet UL safety requirements. The floor-finishing machine when used in combination with the solution tank may pose a hazard to users. Although the floor-finishing machine is authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States and Canada, it was not evaluated in combination with the optional solution tank.

Name of Product: Deluxe Solution Tanks. The 2-gallon, model NSS #5094761, and the 4-gallon, model NSS #5094751, solution tanks are affected.

Units: 200 units in the field

Manufacturer: NSS Enterprises Inc. in Toledo, Ohio

Date of Manufacture: Nov. 2002 to Aug. 2006

Identification: The solution tanks are used on floor polisher/scrubbers that have 17- or 20-inch work pads. The motor housing of the tanks is marked: "Mustang 17." or " Mustang 20."

Hazard: If the solution tank or hose leaks, cleaning solution may come in contact with live electrical parts on the floor-finishing machine, posing a risk of electric shock.

What you should do: UL recommends that users discontinue using the solution tank immediately and contact NSS Enterprises Inc. at +1 800 677-1663 to arrange for return of the tank.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 19,000 types of products annually, and more then 20 billion UL Marks appear on products each year. Worldwide, UL's family of companies and its network of service providers include 62 laboratories, and testing and certification facilities.

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