June 7, 1999
Release # 99-120a
|CPSC: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
Raport Inc. Recalls Extension Cords
Levittown, 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.
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