May 22, 2003United General Supply Has Recalled
The CPSC has released the following information: Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Extension Cords
Units: About 8,200
Manufacturer: United General Supply Co., of Houston, TX
Hazard: The extension cords have undersized conductors and no over- current
protection which causes overheating, presenting a shock and fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: United General has not received any reports of incidents
involving these extension cords. This recall is being conducted to prevent
the possibility of injuries.
Description: The recalled extension cords were sold in yellow and brown and
are approximately 9-, 25-, 50-, 100-feet long. The 9-foot extension cord was
packaged in a green sleeve card with the words "Household Extension Cord"
printed across the front. All remaining sizes were packaged in black sleeve
cards with the words "Air Conditioner Extension Cord" printed across the
Sold at: United General Supply sold the extension cords nationwide from
October 1999 through March 2001 for between $1 and $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should unplug and stop using the extension cords
immediately. Consumers should mail the cords to United General Supply Co.,
Lee-Tools Extension Cords, 9320 Harwin Drive, Houston, Texas 77036 for a
refund, including the cost of postage.
Consumer Contact: Call United General Supply toll-free at (800) 456-0022
between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.