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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 800-0690
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Ensto Control Oy Recalls Toggle and Rotary Switches Due to Electric
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Toggle Switches and Rotary Switches
Units: About 19,000
Distributor/Importer: Disconnects of Florida Corp., of Tampa, Fla.
Manufacturer: Ensto Control Oy, of Finland
Hazard: When switched OFF, one electrical pole may remain energized,
posing a risk of electrical shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Ensto Control Oy has received 13 reports of the
switches not functioning properly. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled toggle and rotary switches are manual motor
controller switches or disconnect switches. The switches are typically
used with HVAC units, electric distribution and control panels and
industrial uses. Primarily the switches are used commercially, however
they may also be found in residential applications. The switches were
sold under the brand name Ensto Control Oy with a four digit
manufacturing week date code stamped on the bottom of each switch. The
code indicates the week and year of manufacture. Product codes ranging
from 0107 through 5007 are included in the recall. The model numbers are
located on labels attached on the upper part of the plastic switch
housing. The following model numbers are included in the recall:
KK17.3, KK17.963, KK17.980, KK19.3, KK19.963, KK19.980, KKCSU3.60JDR/U,
KSR3.100, KSR3.100/U, KSR3.1001/U, KSR31002/U, KSR3.125/U, KSR3.1251/U,
KSR3.63, KSR3.80, KSR3.80/U, KSR3.801/U, KSR3.802/U, KST3.100U, KST3.63,
Sold at: The recalled switches were sold through Ensto Control Oy to
distributors, which in turn sold the switches to industrial OEMs. They
were not sold in retail establishments or to consumers. The switches
were sold for between $30 and $60.
Manufactured in: Finland
Remedy: Consumers who have installed switches can contact the firm for
information on how to receive a free inspection and replacement switch.
Consumers who have switches that are not installed can return them to
Ensto Control Oy, c/o Kaltek Inc., 2310 Peachford Road, Atlanta, Georgia
for a replacement switch.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ensto Control Oy
toll-free at (866) 800-0690 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ensto.com
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to: