Recall: Power Cords
On 2008-09-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Power Cords due to a potential fire and electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2006 for about $2.00 to $5.00.
About 200 units are involved in this Hanashop power 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 2008.
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What is the problem?
The power cord wires are significantly undersized and allow incorrect insertion of the power plug, posing a risk of fire and/or shock to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves 2-Ft., three outlet power cords. The power cord is orange in color and packaged in a counterfeit yellow and green cardboard sleeve. The packaging indicates the power cord is a "12 Gauge Extra Heavy Duty" type. Model number T-4145 is printed in front and back of the packaging, which is indicated in the picture below.
These items were sold new+ at ebay.com nationwide from November 2006 through April 2008 for between $2 and $5.
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 recalled power cords and contact the firm for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Hanashop toll-free at (888)263-2575 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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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