|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 898-5550
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: Extension Cords
Units: About 42,000
Importer: Pride Products Corp., of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Hazard: The counterfeit extension cords have undersized wiring and no fuse in the cord to provide over-current protection, which can cause overheating and pose a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled cords are brown or white, measure 6, 9, 12, or 15 feet long, are intended for indoors and have a three-outlet extension. Attached to the cord is a silver counterfeit UL holographic label marked "09/99 E157848 UL LISTED CORD SET BV-8021 13A 125V 1625W" or "09/02 E137398 UL LISTED CORD SET BW 5833 13A 125V 1625W."
Sold at: Local discount, drug, and grocery stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2006 for between $1 and $2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled extension cords immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pride Products, at (800) 898-5550 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.prideproducts.com
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.