February 29, 2000Champion Brand Tools 6-outlet
Power Strips Recalled
Bedford 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
Notice of this product warning was
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subscribers February 29, 2000.
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