|For Immediate Release
||Contact: Jesus Chairez
|February 23, 1999
|Release # 99-068A
CPSC, firms announce withdrawal of extension
The following product safety recall was conducted by Tools Exchange Inc. in cooperation with the CPSC.
PRODUCTO: Tools Exchange Inc., de Lynwood, Calif., está retirando voluntariamente unos 2.760 alargadores para uso a la intemperie. Los alargadores son de color azul y pueden obtenerse en longitudes de 10 y 50 pies. El rótulo, "3/C...300V...OUTDOOR...(6)", va impreso en el extensor. Los alargadores fueron empacados en envases de presentación de cartón negro que se rotularon en parte, "OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORD...MADE IN CHINA... Manufactured Exclusively for: Tools Exchange, Inc." Los establecimientos de descuento y de artículos de ferretería en California, Illinois, Maryland, Oklahoma y Texas vendieron los alargadores desde agosto de 1998 hasta enero de 1999 por unos $12 (10 pies) y $15 (50 pies).
PROBLEMA: Los alargadores tienen alambres de grosor insuficiente, carecen de protección de sobrecorriente y tienen receptáculos de polaridad inversa que permiten insertar los enchufes incorrectamente, presentando un peligro de incendio, de descarga eléctrica y de electrocución.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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