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Dollar Tree Stores Recall Counterfeit Extension Cords Due to Shock Hazard

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Recall Date:
August 10, 2006

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2006
Release #06-230
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 876-8077

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: 6-foot Power Xtension

Units: About 600,000

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The counterfeit extension cords could have undersized wire and substandard insulation, which can cause overheating, resulting in a possible shock hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled cords are green, measure 6 feet long, are intended for indoors and have a three-outlet extension. Attached to the cord is a silver counterfeit UL holographic label marked "09/01 E157848 UL LISTED CORD SET BW-3045 13A 125V 1625W".

Sold at: Dollar Tree Stores, Dollar Bill$, and Dollar Express nationwide from November 2005 through May 2006 for $1.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled extension cords immediately and return them to any Dollar Tree store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc., at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollartree.com

 

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