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November 4, 1996

Release # 97-018
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC and D-M Sales Corp. Announce Extension Cord Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), D-M Sales Corp., doing business as Supreme Import Export Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling 2,000 extension cords. The cord's wires are undersized, making the cord unsuitable for use because it cannot carry the same load as a properly constructed extension cord. The recalled cords present fire, shock, and electrocution hazards.

CPSC and D-M Sales are not aware of any injuries involving these extension cords. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The brown, 9-foot extension cords are imprinted with the phrase, "SPT-2 VW-1 18 AWGX2C E135675 403801-001." The identification number E109853 is molded on the plug. The cords are packaged in a green cardboard sleeve labeled in part, "Supreme HOUSEHOLD EXTENSION CORD...9 FT...UPC #0 18285 00422 4 ..."

Wholesalers and discount stores sold the cords nationwide from February 1993 to September 1996 for about $1.

Consumers should stop using the recalled cords immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should call D-M Sales Corp. (Supreme Import Export Inc.) at (800) 551-1113 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Consumers who live in the New York metropolitan area should call (718) 499-5454.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to