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Pride Products Recalls Counterfeit Extension Cords [09/19/2006]

Pride Products Recalls Counterfeit Extension Cords Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Extension Cords

Units: About 42,000

Importer: Pride Products Corp., of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

Hazard: The counterfeit extension cords have undersized wiring and no fuse in the cord to provide over-current protection, which can cause overheating and pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled cords are brown or white, measure 6, 9, 12, or 15 feet long, are intended for indoors and have a three-outlet extension. Attached to the cord is a silver counterfeit UL holographic label marked "09/99 E157848 UL LISTED CORD SET BV-8021 13A 125V 1625W” or “09/02 E137398 UL LISTED CORD SET BW 5833 13A 125V 1625W.”

Sold at: Local discount, drug, and grocery stores nationwide from June 2005 through August 2006 for between $1 and $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled extension cords immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pride Products, at (800) 898-5550 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.prideproducts.com


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