Digital timers could shock users

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 200,000 Intermatic DT17 heavy duty digital timers, because they have a faulty ground and may give users a shock.

No injuries have been reported.

The devices are lamp and appliance timers, packaged as the DT17C Heavy Duty Digital Timer and the DT17C8 Heavy Duty Digital Timer. The recalled timers are white-coloured and have date codes of “40Z” through “52Z” or date codes ending in “A,” “B” or “C.”

The brand name Intermatic is molded on the front of the timer, and the model number and date code are printed on the back.

They were sold from September 2005 to December 2008 for between $15 US and $25.

Intermatic to offering a free replacement.

Consumers can call the company at (800) 704-3585 anytime.

Recall notice

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