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The Container Store Recalls Brightly-Colored Power Strips Due to Fire Hazard

  • Brightly-Colored Power Strips
Name of Product:
Lush Life® power strips
Hazard:

The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requirements for fire resistance, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
February 01, 2012
Units:
About 7,200
Consumer Contact

For additional information, consumers should contact The Container Store toll-free at (888) 266-8246 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.containerstore.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves three designs of brightly-colored, six-outlet power strips with model number 8001-6 embossed on the back. Power strip designs include Pop Power Strip in Scroll (black with white scroll), Dot (blue with orange, white and lime green dots and a lime green cord), and Zebra (black and white zebra stripes). The power strips have three-foot power cords. "Lush Life® power strips by design" is printed on the product's packaging.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled power strips immediately and return them to any of The Container Store locations for a full refund plus a $15 merchandise card.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold At

The Container Stores nationwide and on the firm's website www.containerstore.com from October 2011 through December 2011 for about $15.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

The Container Store Inc., of Coppell, Texas

Recall number:
12-097
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