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Extension Cord and Power Strip recall

Dave Batzdorf

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Rcvd this info from our work Safety Officer and thought I would pass it along.

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs[size=]
[align=right]Washington, DC 20207 [align=center] [/align]
March 31, 2010
Release #10-184 [size=]
[align=right]Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 221-6895
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Howard Berger Recalls Extension Cords and Power Strips Due to Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Indoor and Outdoor Extension Cords and Power Strips
Units: About 12,000
Manufacturer: Howard Berger Co. Inc., of Cranbury, N.J.
Hazard: The extension cords and power strips have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Brightway heavy duty outdoor extension cords and Brightway indoor household extension cords and power strips. Model numbers involved in the recall are R2600 through R2615 (outdoor extension cords), EE6 through EE20 (indoor extension cords) and MP6DG (power strips). “Brightway” is printed on the cords. Model numbers are printed on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Hardware and discount stores nationwide from August 2009 through October 2009 for between $1 and $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the extension cords and power strips and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Howard Berger at (800) 221-6895 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.hberger.com. Consumers can also email the firm at robertwinterstein@hberger.com
[align=center] CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
[/align] The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

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