Recall: 6-foot Power Xtension
On 2006-08-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 6-foot Power Xtension due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2005 for about $1.00.
About 600,000 units are involved in this Greenbrier International power xtension recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Power / Extension Cords category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
The counterfeit extension cords could have undersized wire and substandard insulation, which can cause overheating, resulting in a possible shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled cords are green, measure 6 feet long, are intended for indoors and have a three-outlet extension. Attached to the cord is a silver counterfeit UL holographic label marked 09/01 E157848 UL LISTED CORD SET BW-3045 13A 125V 1625W".
These items were sold new+ at Dollar Tree Stores, Dollar Bill$, and Dollar Express nationwide from November 2005 through May 2006 for $1.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled extension cords immediately and return them to any Dollar Tree store for a refund.
For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc., at (800)876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollartree.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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