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MRO Counterfeit Alert: UL warns of potential safety hazards with counterfeit Shop and Job Site Radios

Northbrook, IL -- Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers and merchandisers that shop radios man...


November 23, 2004
By MRO Magazine


Northbrook, IL — Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers and merchandisers that shop radios manufactured by Changzhou Master Electric Appliance Co. bear counterfeit UL Listing Marks, do not meet the UL safety requirements, and may pose a fire hazard to the user.

Name of Product: Shop and Job Site Radio, Model MYWR-1A, Rated 120 V, 1.0 A, 60 Hz. Units: Approximately 2,600. Manufacturer: Changzhou Master Electric Appliance Co., Ltd., China. Date of Manufacture: July 2003 to October 2003.

Hazard: This product offers a feature that allows consumers to use batteries or a battery pack similar to those used in portable power tools. Using the battery pack with this product has been determined to cause a potential fire hazard.

Identification: On the packaging: Identifies product as Shop and Job Site Radio. On the product: In addition to product name, may also be marked with brand name, “Nikota.”


An unauthorized UL, cUL or cULus Listing Mark appears on the product. The use of these Listing Marks are not authorized for this product. The product is not considered Listed by UL, or any of its affiliates.

What you should do: UL encourages consumers to immediately discontinue use of this product, contact the manufacturer and/or return it to the place of purchase.

Consumer Contact: Mr. Song Jiachao, Changzhou Master Electric Appliance Co. Ltd., 17 Heyuan Road, Qishuyan, Changzhou, Jiangsu, 213011, China. Or E-mail:

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 18,000 types of products annually, and more then 19 billion UL Marks appear on products each year. Worldwide, UL’s family of companies and its network of service providers include 60 laboratory, testing and certification facilities.