UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Extension Cord Bearing Unauthorized UL Mark


    



    
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<p>NORTHBROOK, Ill., <span class="xn-chron">May 4</span> /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying retailers and consumers that the 9FT extension cord, identified below, bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> and <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and may pose a risk of fire and shock. This product has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate standard for safety for the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> or <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark.</p>
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<p>Name of Product: 9FT Extension cord, PT-3712W</p>
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<p>Number of Units: Unknown</p>
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<p>Date of Manufacture: Unknown</p>
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    Hazard: The extension cord employs undersized wiring posing a risk of
    fire and shock.
    
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<p>Manufacturer: Unknown</p>
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    Identification of Product: On the Product: The product bears a
     counterfeit holographic label with the following information:
    
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                                06/03
                                E233624
    
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                                LISTED
                                CORD
                                SET
                                BW-8737
                                13A
                                125V
                                1625W
                                Suitable for use with outdoor appliances
                                Store indoors when not in use
    
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<p>On the Product Packaging/jacket:  9FT. EXTENSION CORD</p>
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<p>                                  PT-3712W</p>
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                                      LISTED
                                      E137398
    
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    Sold at: The product is known to be sold by Dollar Max, 98 5857
    Whittier Blvd, E. Los Angeles, CA  90022.
    
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    What You Should Do: UL recommends that consumers stop using the product
    immediately and return it to the place of purchase.
    
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    Photo of the Product: Photos of the product and label are available at:
    http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/newsroom/publicnotices/.

    About Underwriters Laboratories
    
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<p>UL is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems for more than 66,000 manufacturers annually. In total, there are more than 20 billion UL Marks appearing on products worldwide each year. UL's global family of companies and network of service providers includes 68 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 102 countries. For more information, visit: <a href="http://www.ul.com/newsroom">www.ul.com/newsroom</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Joe Hirschmugl, Global Media Relations Manager of Underwriters Laboratories, +1-847-664-1508, Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com Web Site: http://www.ul.com

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