|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2 004
Release # 04-133
|E&B Giftware Hotline: (800) 624-5671
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Universal Electric Outlet Adaptor Plug
Units: About 187,000
Manufacturer: E & B Giftware LLC, of Yonkers, N.Y.
Hazard: Multiple metal plugs can be extended from the product at one time. Consumers touching an exposed plug while the adaptor is inserted into an electric outlet can receive an electric shock.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These universal electric outlet adaptor plugs were sold as either the Worldwide or Universal Adaptor Plug under four brand names: Samsonite , Royal Traveller, American Tourister and El Portal. "MODEL: 1804" is written on the bottom of the adaptor plug. They contain three adaptor plugs which are used by travelers worldwide to connect electrical plugs into electrical sockets. The adaptors include a hard plastic case which houses the three different plugs. A knob on the top of the product can be turned to extend the plugs for use.
Sold at: Travel stores, airport gift shops, gift stores, luggage stores and discount department stores nationwide from January 2001 through March 2004 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Stop using the adaptor plugs immediately and call E & B Giftware LLC for a replacement item of comparable value or a refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumer Contact: Call E & B Giftware LLC toll-free at (800) 624-5671 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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