June 19, 2003Homier Distributing Has Recalled
Extension Cords, Portable Lights, and Fluorescent Work Lights
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has released the
following information. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product:
HDC Extension Cords, Portable Lights, and Fluorescent Work Lights
Units: 150,000, 180,000, and 54,000 respectively
Manufacturer: Homier Distributing Co. Inc., of Huntington, Ind.
|HDC Brand 50-ft. Outdoor Extension Cord (Catalog
HDC Brand 100-ft. Outdoor Extension Cord (Catalog #04521),
|Undersized wiring, are not properly polarized, and
do not have overcurrent protection, which causes overheating, posing a
shock and fire hazard to consumers.
||The cords are orange and have a three-prong
plug. There is no labeling on the cord but the packaging reads, ?HDC
HOMIER DISTRIBUTING ? 04247 50 FT. HEAVY DUTY EXTENSION CORD WITH 3-WIRE
GROUNDED?MANUFACTURED IN CHINA.?
The cords also are orange and have a three-prong plug. The characters
?65 C 16AWGX3C? are printed on the cord. The packaging reads, ?HDC
HOMIER DISTRIBUTING?04521 100 FT. OUTDOOR EXTENSION CORD?MANUFACTURED IN
|HDC Brand Handyman's Trouble Lights (Catalog
HDC Brand Trouble Light with 25' Cord (Catalog #04109)
|Undersized wiring, are not properly polarized, have
inadequate grounding, faulty electrical conections, and plastic handles
that once ignited continue to burn and spread flames, posing a shock,
electrocution and fire hazard to consumers.
||The lights have a silver metal shroud, an
orange plastic handle with a three-prong receptacle for an extension
cord, and a 12-ft. orange cord. The metal shroud has the following
labeling stamped into it, ?CAUTION AVOID HAZARD ? PULL PLUG WHEN
RELAMPING - USE ONLY 75 WATT OR SMALLER BULB.?
The lights have a silver metal shroud, an orange plastic handle with a
three-prong receptacle for an extension cord, and a 25-ft. orange cord
with a three-prong plug. The metal shroud has the same words stamped
into it as the 12-ft. model. The cords were manufactured in China.
|HDC Brand 16-inch AC/DC Fluorescent Work Light
||Lack proper grounding, have exposed live wires,
faulty electrical connections, and have sharp metal edges that can
damage the insulation of electrical wires, posing a shock or
electrocution hazard to consumers.
||The work lights have a 16-inch fluorescent
light bulb with a silver metal shield on one side and can be plugged
into a household outlet or the cigarette lighter in a car. The metal
shield is labeled in part, ?3 PINS PLUG TO AC, 110V-120V CIGARETTE PLUG
TO DC, 12V? MADE IN CHINA?WARNING: To Prevent Fire or Shock Do Not
Expose This Appliance to Rain or Moisture. The entire light is about 20
inches long and the bulb and shield are encased in a plastic tube with
yellow end caps.
Incidents/Injuries: Company has received one report of an individual who
sustained an electric shock and burn injury using the fluorescent work light
near his car.
Sold at: Traveling sales shows nationwide, the company;s two retail stores
(in Huntington and Lafeyette, Ind.) and online at www.homier.com from
January 2000 through May 2003 for between $3 and $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumer should stop using the product immediately and mail the to
Homier Distributing Co., Customer Service Center, 100 Commerce Drive,
Huntington, IN 46750 for a full refund, including the cost of shipping.
Consumer Contact: (800) 348-5004 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday or email Homier at firstname.lastname@example.org.