Shock Hazard Posed by Electric Pencil Sharpener Leads to Recall

Shock Hazard Posed by Electric Pencil Sharpener Leads to Recall
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November 19, 2015

Amax Inc. is issuing a recall for a pencil sharpener that poses a hazard to users.

The company is voluntarily recalling Bostitch brand electric pencil sharpeners. The electric components can energize the sharpener, posing a shock hazard. Amax is including about 44,000 units in the announcement.

The recall involves the Quietsharp Glow Classroom and Super Pro Commercial models. The sharpeners have a silver body, six pencil sharpener openings on the black front dial and a removable pencil shaving tray on the front. Bostitch is embossed on the side. The Quietsharp Glow Classroom sharpener has model number EPS11HC and date codes between 4714 and 3215. The Super Pro Glow Commercial has model number EPS14HC and date codes between 1612 and 2715. The model number is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the sharpeners.

Consumers could purchase these items at Office Depot, Staples and other office supply stores and distributors nationwide and online from April 2012 through August 2015 for between $70 and $155.

Amax has received one report of a consumer who received a shock from the recalled electric pencil sharpener.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric pencil sharpeners, unplug them from the outlet and contact Amax for a free replacement unit.

Customers with questions can contact Amax at (844) 483-5895.