|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 223-2628
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Burlington Coat Factory Recalls 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 consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Lush Life® power strips
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Lush Life, of LaJolla, Calif.
Distributor: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.
Hazard: The power strips have undersized wiring which poses a risk of shock to consumers. In addition, the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet fire resistance safety standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves four designs of power strips. The vibrantly designed power strips come in four prints including, leopard, rose, skull and zebra. Model numbers 12256, 12257, 22563 and 22575 can be found on the six-outlet power strip.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, The Container Store and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the power strips and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the firm toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
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.
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