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February 29, 2000

Champion Brand Tools 6-outlet Power Strips Recalled

Champion Brand Tools 6-outlet power strips RecalledBedford Heights, OH (SafetyAlerts) - Frieder Inc. is recalling about 35,000 Champion Brand Tools 6-outlet power strips because the wiring in these power strips is undersized and poses shock, electrocution and fire hazards.

The recalled product is a 125-volt power strip made in China, and bears no UL listing.  The back of the strip has a date code indicating it was manufactured on 4/97.  Writing on the cord includes "Chang RVV 300/500V." "Champion Quality Tools" and model number "10741" are written on the packaging.

Discount outlets nationwide sold the power strips from January 1997 through July 1998 for about $3.

Consumers should immediately stop using these power strips and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or send them to Frieder for a refund plus postage.

For more information, consumers should call Frieder at (800) 321-8192 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers February 29, 2000.

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