Company Phone Number: (800) 333-8889 

March 17, 1999


Release # 99-079a

View recall #99-079b

PRODUCT: Extension Cords: Big Roc Tools Inc., of Ontario, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 38,170 outdoor extension cords. The cords are orange and are available in lengths of 25, 50 and 100 feet. Some cords have no labeling on the cord and others have the following labeling printed on the cord, "SJTW-A...16AWGX3C...60". The cords were packaged in cardboard display sleeves labeled in part, "Outdoor Extension Cord...Made in China". Some packages were labeled as "Power Craft". Hardware and tool stores nationwide sold the cords from March 1996 through February 1999 for about $4 to $16, depending upon the length.

PROBLEM: The cords have undersized wires and reverse polarity receptacles that allow plugs to be in inserted incorrectly, presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards.

Extension Cord


WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled cords immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, consumers should contact the company at (800) 333-8889 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.