Thousands Of Extension Cords, Power Strips Recalled

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Howard Berger Co. Inc. recalling 12,000 extension cords and power strips because they may be fire hazards.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a manufacturing company is voluntarily recalling 12,000 extension cords and power strips because they may be fire hazards.

The recall of the products from Howard Berger Co. Inc. of Cranbury, N.J. involves heavy duty outdoor extension cords and indoor household extension cords and power strips, all of which could have inadequate coating material and too-small copper conductors.

All three bear the Brightway brand and were sold at hardware and discount stores around the country between August and October 2009.

Recalled outdoor extension cords bear model numbers R2600 through R2615 while the indoor cords have model numbers EE6 through EE20. Powers strips have the MP6DG model number.

No injuries have been reported, according to the statement. Anyone who bought the recalled products should return them to the store they were purchased for a refund.

For more information, consumers can call 800-221-6895.

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