By Susan Lasser, J.D.
Incidents of affected adaptors melting or catching fire have resulted in property damage.
Epson America Inc., of Long Beach, California, is recalling about 314,000 power adapters which were sold with Epson scanners because the power adapters can overheat, melt, and catch fire, posing burn and fire hazards. In addition, 25,000 power adapters sold in Canada are included in this recall (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-116, May 1, 2020).
Incidents and injuries. Epson is aware of 15 incidents worldwide of the adaptor melting or catching fire, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported, however.
Product description. This recall involves the power adapter sold with Epson V-series (V30/V33/V37/V300/V330/V370) scanners. The recalled adapters are black with a power cord that connects to the scanner and to an electrical outlet. "EPSON" and internal part code "EADP-16CB B" are printed on the label of the adaptor.
The adapters were manufactured in China, and the scanners were manufactured in Indonesia. Further, these adapters were sold at Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, and department stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2015 for between $55 and $80 for the scanner and adapter.
Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled adapters immediately and contact Epson to receive a free replacement adapter.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact [be sure to remove "for more information" if it appears in the contact information on the recall notice]
Companies: Epson America Inc.
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