|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Ken Giles
|November 4, 1999
|Release # 00-013
CPSC, Firms Recall Extension Cords and Cord Reels
This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below.
- Extension Cords - Fairlong International of Addison, Ill., is recalling more than 149,600 household extension cords. The cords have undersized wires, incorrect ratings, lack overcurrent protection and allow polarize plugs to be incorrectly inserted into the receptacles. These cords present fire, shock and electrocution hazards to consumers.
- Extension Cord Reels - Woods Industries, Inc., of Carmel, Ind., is recalling about 1,000 model 28003 ACDelco extension cord reels. The housing of the extension cord reels could become energized, resulting in electrical shock or electrocution.
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