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ever see a recall on electrical cords?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by unit28, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    I know alot of us buy in the off season etc. , so heads up.
    Maybe you had bought some of these before?


    Howard Berger Recalls Extension Cords and Power Strips 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of Product: Indoor and Outdoor Extension Cords and Power Strips

    Units: About 12,000

    Manufacturer: Howard Berger Co. Inc., of Cranbury, N.J.

    Hazard: The extension cords and power strips have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: This recall involves Brightway heavy duty outdoor extension cords and Brightway indoor household extension cords and power strips. Model numbers involved in the recall are R2600 through R2615 (outdoor extension cords), EE6 through EE20 (indoor extension cords) and MP6DG (power strips). “Brightway” is printed on the cords. Model numbers are printed on the product’s packaging.

    Sold at: Hardware and discount stores nationwide from August 2009 through October 2009 for between $1 and $20.

    Manufactured in: China
  2. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    don't think I have any of those out in the field, but I probably could and not know it. I have bought so many cords and they are all so similar looking, that if I had to find a certain cord I would hope it would be pink or purple, because if it is orange, green, white or brown, I have literally, thousands of them that all look the same.

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