June 7, 1999
Release # 99-120
|CPSC: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Eskay Imports Recall Power Strips
Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Eskay Imports is
recalling about 900 units of the Memo six-outlet power strip. The quality of the internal
components is inadequate, and the cord could separate from the power strip. Use of this
power strip could result in a fire or shock incident.
The power strip is packaged in a white box with a
blue stripe. While the power strip bears no labeling, the box is labeled in part,
"Memo 6- OUTLET POWER STRIP," and "Designed in Taiwan." The power cord
is labeled, "TR PLASTIC."
Independent retail stores in the Chicago area sold
these power strips from July 1997 through September 1998 for about $3.
Consumers should immediately stop using this power
strip and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.
For more information, consumers should call Eskay
Imports, collect, at (773)558-9592 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.
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