December 17, 1998Morton Paper Co. Recalls
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Morton Paper Co. is
recalling about 75,750 extension cords. The cords have undersized wires that cannot
carry the advertised load, lack overcurrent protection and are equipped with plugs that
are not polarized properly, presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards.
The recalled extension cords are
white and brown. The cords each have three receptacles and one two-prong plug. The white
cords are available in lengths of 9, 12 and 15 feet. The brown cords are available in
lengths of 6, 9, 12, 15 and 20 feet. The cords are packaged in green, white and red
cardboard display sleeves that are labeled in part, "HOUSEHOLD EXTENSION CORD...MADE
IN CHINA." The last 5 digits of the UPC code range from 18006 through 18020. Discount
stores throughout the New York Metropolitan area sold the extension cords from October
1997 through June 1998 for about $1 to $2.
Consumers should stop using the
recalled cords immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. If
consumers have questions about this recall, they should call Morton Paper Co. Inc. at
(718) 417-1717 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
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