July 30, 2002STK International Has Recalled Extension
Angeles, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- STK International Inc. has recalled
about 190,000 extension cords. The cords have undersized wires, presenting a
shock hazard to consumers.
CPSC and STK International have not received any reports of incidents or
injuries involving these extension cords. The recall is being conducted to
prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled extension cords were sold in brown (model EC-222) or white
(model EC-221) and are approximately 5-feet 3-inches long. The model numbers
are printed in the upper right corner of the packaging. The cords were
packaged in a mustard and orange color sleeve with the words, "5 Household
Extension Cords" and "Made in China" printed on the front. The "Volt Master"
logo is printed in the left corner of the packaging. "YWC-981 8 CHINA
E157848" is printed on the cord.
Discount stores sold the extension cords nationwide from October 1998 to
March 2002 for about $1.
Consumers should stop using and unplug these extension cords immediately and
return them to STK International for a refund, including postage. Consumers
should mail their extension cords to the attention of EC-221/ EC-222 Recall,
STK International, Inc., 5500 East Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, California
90222. For more information, call STK International at (800) 536-7855
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.