Joe, could you fill us in a little more on what the hazards are? I've always supposed these to be very safe, because they are built with high-quality, heavy-duty components. Clearly, from your comments here and on the related thread, that is not the case; you mention that many deaths have occurred because of these. Could you fill us in on what exactly goes wrong with them?
I ask this because I want to be educated, not to be argumentative; if my question comes off as the latter, it's only because, after 49 years, this cotton-picking English language still doesn't always do what I want it to.
If these assemblies aren't safe, then why are similar assemblies in pendants OK? They have what you show there hanging all over the place at Costco. (Perhaps with better cable and strain relief--I can't quite make out what's used on the one in the picture.)