|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 1999
Release # 99-100c
Company Phone Number: (323) 526-1178
PRODUCT: Power Strip Surge Protectors: Kingsland Tools Inc., of Bell, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,900 power strip surge protectors. The power strip is gray or beige metal with a black cord and 6 black outlets and a red power switch. "FEIKANG...LINAN... CHANG...RVV...300/500V" is printed on the cord. It was packaged in a blue box, labeled in part, "GENERAL POWER 6 OUTLET POWER STRIP...MADE IN CHINA." Discount and hardware stores in California, Florida and Illinois sold the power strips from April 1998 through February 1999 for about $2.50.
PROBLEM: The power strips have cracked, corroded and loose wires, presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled power strips immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For additional information, consumers should contact the company collect at (323) 526-1178 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.
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