Recall: Lush Life Power Strips
On 2012-02-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Lush Life Power Strips due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2011 for about $15.
About 7,000 units are involved in this The Container Store power strip 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 266-8246
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What is the problem?
The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requirements for fire resistance, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
Note: Additional, similar power strips were subsequently recalled.
These items were sold new+ at The Container Stores nationwide and on the firm's website www.containerstore.com from October 2011 through December 2011 for about $15.
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 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.
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
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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