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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 1999

Release # 99-100b
CONTACT:Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

CPSC, Kingsland Tools Inc., of Bell, Ca. Announce Recall of Surge Protectors

The power strips have cracked, corroded and loose wires, presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards. Bell, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Kingsland Tools Inc., of Bell, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,900 power strip surge protectors. The power strips have cracked, corroded and loose wires, presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards.

The power strip is gray or beige metal with a black cord and 6 black outlets and a red power switch. "FEIKANG...LINAN... CHANG...RVV...300/500V" is printed on the cord. It was packaged in a blue box, labeled in part, "GENERAL POWER 6 OUTLET POWER STRIP...MADE IN CHINA." Discount and hardware stores in California, Florida and Illinois sold the power strips from April 1998 through February 1999 for about $2.50.

Consumers should stop using the recalled power strips immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For additional information, consumers should contact the company collect at (323) 526-1178 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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