CPSC, Family Dollar Services Inc. Announce Recall of Extension Cords
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the distributor and importer named below, today announced voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Durex Procraft Outdoor Extension Cords
Distributor: Family Dollar Services, Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufacturer/Importer: Royal United Corp., of North Bergen, N.J.
Hazard: Use of these extension cords could result in an electric shock or electrocution to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: These are 25-foot Durex Procraft outdoor extension cords. These green cords are sold in blue and black packaging. An Underwriters Laboratories’ label is attached to the cord showing code “E-174825.” The item UPC number is 0 74972 01025 1, and is located on the back of the package in the lower right-hand corner.
Sold at: Family Dollar Stores nationwide from June 2003 through November 2003 for $3.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the recalled cords to any Family Dollar Store for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Royal United Corp. toll-free at (800) 682-0097 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
I assume you're not supposed to use two-conductor non-grounded extension cords outdoors or could this a deeper problem: Reversed polarity, bad crimps when molding the connector ends, exposed contacts in the female connector, plugs tend to work themselves loose?
The recall notice is so vague...I wish I had one of these cords to see what the problem is exactly. I've never had the good fortune to buy a product for which a recall notice is later issued....
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 12-23-2003).]
Re: Recall of Extension Cords#148197 12/29/0302:49 AM12/29/0302:49 AM
yes sven mine looken like that but white and I think it was 18Guage wire. I just bought it for the hell of it. to replace a lamp cord and get that factory molded on plug and it was only $1 I never used it as an extension cord. I only buy three prong ones
Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
Re: Recall of Extension Cords#148200 01/24/0401:41 AM01/24/0401:41 AM