April 22, 1999
Release # 99-100b
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
CPSC, Kingsland Tools Inc., of Bell, Ca. Announce
Recall of Surge Protectors
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
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 email@example.com.