Note: Telephone number change.


Frieder Recall Line: (216) 464-5000

February 29, 2000


Release # 00-072b

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PRODUCT: Champion Power Strips- Frieder Inc., of Bedford Heights, Ohio, is recalling about 35,000 Champion Brand Tools 6-outlet power strips. It is a 125-volt power strip made in China, and bears no UL listing. The back of the strip has a date code indicating it was manufactured on 4/97. Writing on the cord includes "Chang RVV 300/500V." "Champion Quality Tools" and model number "10741" are written on the packaging. Discount outlets nationwide sold the power strips from January 1997 through July 1998 for about $3.

PROBLEM: The wiring in these power strips is undersized and poses shock, electrocution and fire hazards.


WHAT TO DO: Consumers should immediately stop using these power strips and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or send them to Frieder for a refund plus postage. For more information, consumers should call Frieder at (216) 464-5000 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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