Recall: Indoor and Outdoor Extension Cords and Power Strips
On 2010-03-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Indoor and Outdoor Extension Cords and Power Strips due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2009 for about $1 to $20.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Howard Berger extension cord recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Power / Extension Cords category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 221-6895
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What is the problem?
The extension cords and power strips have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Brightway heavy duty outdoor extension cords and Brightway indoor household extension cords and power strips. Model numbers involved in the recall are R2600 through R2615 (outdoor extension cords), EE6 through EE20 (indoor extension cords) and MP6DG (power strips). "Brightway" is printed on the cords. Model numbers are printed on the product's packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Hardware and discount stores nationwide from August 2009 through October 2009 for between $1 and $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the extension cords and power strips and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Howard Berger at (800) 221-6895 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.hberger.com. Consumers can also email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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