Surge protector power conditioner recall

On June 2, 2011 the Sanus Elements model ELM-205 Low-Profile Power Conditioners/surge protectors have been recalled by Health Canada.

This recall involves all Sanus Elements model ELM205 low-profile power conditioners or surge protectors made prior to December 2010. The surge protectors can be identified by the following date codes:

  • C1806090
  • C1805100

The words "SANUS ELEMENTS" is printed on the front of the unit and the model number and date codes are printed near the UL logo on the back.

What is the danger?

Improper grounding of the case and inadequate insulation for the circuit breaker poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor the company has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these affected surge protectors.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the product and contact Milestone for a replacement product or refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Milestone toll-free at 1-877-894-6280 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday, or visit this website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 200 units of the affected surge protectors were sold at various Independent home theater dealers/resellers.

The affected surge protectors were sold June 2009 through December 2010. These recalled products were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Milestone AV Technologies, of Savage, Minnesota.

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