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Intermatic Inc., in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling 200,000 Heavy Duty Digital Timers because they may have a faulty ground connection which can pose a shock hazard to consumers.

The company has not received any reports of injury related to the recall.

Included in the recall are Intermatic DT17 heavy-duty lamp and appliance digital timers. The items were packaged as the “DT17C Heavy Duty Digital Timer” and the “DT17C8 Heavy Duty Digital Timer.” Only products with a date code of “40Z” through “52Z” or date codes ending in “A,” “B” or “C” is included in the recall.

The timers were sold nationwide at retailers and electrical distributors.

The agency advises consumers to immediately unplug the timer and to contact the company for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Intermatic at (800) 704-3595 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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