Recall of outdoor timers

Originally Posted By: dbush
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Name of product: Timex Outdoor Appliance Timers

Units: 16,700

Distributor: Salton, Inc., of Lake Forest, Ill.

Hazard: The Timex timers have reverse polarity in the wiring, which

allows current to flow to the attached appliance when the timer is

turned off. Consumers can receive an electric shock.

Incidents/Injuries: One incident has been reported where the consumer

received an electrical shock.

Description: The timer is designed to be mounted on a wall and plugged

into a 120V outlet. It has an outlet on the underside for the appliance

plug. Consumers can program the device to turn lights and appliances on

or off at desired intervals. The word “Timex” is printed on the front

door of the timer and on the dial inside. A label on the back includes

the words “Model Number: 12/810.”

Sold at: Selected Lowe’s stores nationwide from November 2003 through

December 2003 for about $20 each.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Salton to receive a prepaid shipping

label to return the recalled timer. Salton will send the consumer a

replacement timer.

Consumer Contact: Call Salton toll free at (800) 919-3101 between 7:30

a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email Salton at

Dave Bush

MAB Member