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  • Recalled power supply unit

Saturday, August 04, 2018 9:01 am

Zebra Technologies expands recall of power supply units

Zebra Technologies Corp. of Lincolnshire, Ill. has expanded its recall of power supply units that pose a fire hazard.

The units can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and overheat. About 1,370,000 units are involved. Previously, the company recalled 166,000 units in December 2016.

The units are the power source for models of Zebra manufactured thermal industrial printers (sold under the Zebra brand, including co-branded or re-branded) used to make bar codes and other commercial labels. 

Printer owners should immediately stop using the recalled power supply units and contact Zebra for a free replacement power supply.

The firm has received a total of 30 reports of the power supply units overheating or catching fire, including a fire that spread from the connector to the printer, damaging the printer and surrounding work space. No injuries have been reported.

For more information, call 800-658-3795 Monday-Friday, email PSUrecall@zebra.com or online at www.zebra.com and click on “Power Supply Recall.”