November 4, 1999ACDelco Extension Cord Reels
Carmel, IN (SafetyAlerts) - Woods Industries, Inc.
is recalling about 1,000 model 28003 ACDelco extension cord reels because the housing of
the extension cord reels could become energized, resulting in electrical shock or
The round extension cord reels are
made of metal, are red, and contain a black 30-foot retractable extension cord. They have
"ACDelco" printed in black letters on the case. A label on the back of the cord
reel has catalog number "28003." Next to that label is another clear label with
a date code of "Y MY" or "Y JE," meaning it was manufactured in May or
June 1999. On the bottom of the extension cord reel, where the mounting ring is attached,
there is a silver-colored stud with no markings on the flat head of the stud. If the flat
head of the stud has a red, blue, or green colored marking, the cord reel has already been
inspected and is not part of this recall.
If the extension cord reel's box has
a green dot or a "100% good" stamp near the UPC code, it is not part of the
The cord reels were sold at Lowe's
Home Improvement Warehouse stores nationwide from July 1999 through September 1999 for
Consumers are advised to unplug the
cord reels immediately and stop using them. Woods Industries is offering consumers either
a refund or a free replacement extension cord reel. To get a refund, consumers should
return their reels to any Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse. To get instructions on
obtaining a free replacement reel or for more information about this recall, consumers
should call Woods Industries at (800) 224-1118 anytime.
Safety Alerts compiles
comprehensive safety recall information for the United States. SafeMail is a free email
service to warn consumers of faulty products and contaminated foods. For complete
information regarding current recalls, past recalls and timely product warning
notification visit: www.safetyalerts.com.