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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 1999

Release # 99-120a
CPSC: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

Raport Inc. Recalls Extension Cords

Extension Cord RecallLevittown, Puerto Rico (SafetyAlerts) - Raport Inc. is recalling about 4,800 extension cords sold only in Puerto Rico. The wires on these cords are undersized and can be overloaded. They pose a fire and shock hazard.

These 12-foot extension cords have one plug and nine outlets -- in three groups of three brown plastic outlets. The cords also have a white on- off switch and green wire. The cords are packaged in cardboard sleeves with writing that states, in part, "12 Foot Tree Light Cord," "Put 9 Outlets in Your Tree" and "MADE IN CHINA." The sleeves also show the cords being used on a pine tree.

Yazmia 1-2-3 Stores in Puerto Rico sold the cords from August 1998 through March 1999 for about $3

Consumers should stop using these cords immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumers also can call Raport Inc. collect at (787) 796-1560 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT 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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