UL Warns of Counterfeit Extension Cords

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 26 /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)
is notifying consumers that extension cords, identified below, bear a
counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. These extension cords
have not been evaluated for safety by UL and are not eligible to bear the UL

    Name of Product: Extension Cord, models EE6W and EE9W

    Units: Unknown quantity

    Manufacturer: Unknown

    Date of Manufacture: Unknown

    Identification of Counterfeit Product:
    On the product: These products, which come in different lengths, have a
label with a counterfeit UL Mark and the following information:

                                   Cord Set
                                     13 A
                                    125 V

                                 c  UL  [US]
    Photo of product: Photos of the counterfeit extension cords are available
here: http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr012609.html
    Sold at: The products are known to be sold at HD Supply Repair and
Remodel stores, and may be sold by other retailers.
    What You Should Do: UL recommends that users stop using the product
immediately and return it to the place of purchase.
    Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety
certification organization that has been testing products and writing
Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types
of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL
Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide
family of companies and network of service providers includes 62 laboratory,
testing and certification facilities serving customers in 99 countries. For
more information, visit: http://www.UL.com/newsroom.

     Joe Hirschmugl
     Global Media Relations Manager
     Underwriters Laboratories
     Phone: +1 847 664-1508
     E-mail: Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com


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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