November 22, 2000The Howard Berger Co. Recalls
Power Strips and Extension Cords
Brooklyn, NY (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Howard Berger Co. Inc. is recalling
about 17,500 power strips and about 10,000 extension cords.
The power strips have undersized
wires, lack over-current protection and grounding, and the plastic case is flammable. The
extension cords have undersized wires and lack over-current protection. Both the power
strips and the extension cords can overheat, presenting electrocution, shock and fire
No injuries have been reported.
The power strips have a 2-prong plug with a plastic base containing 6 outlets and are not
labeled. The extension cords are about 6 feet long with a 2-prong plug and are not
labeled. The extension cords sold for less than $1 and the power strips sold for about $2.
Both were made in China.
Discount stores in the eastern United
States and Puerto Rico sold these products from September 1998 to September 2000.
Consumers should stop using these products immediately and return them to the store where
purchased for a full refund. For more information, call Howard Berger Co. Inc. at (800)
221-6895 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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