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