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UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Generator Distribution Extension Cords

The following is a notification from UL that the three generator distribution extension cords identified below may pose a fire hazard.

25 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord

September 22, 2021

 

NORTHBROOK, IL, September 23, 2021 — The following is a notification from UL that the three generator distribution extension cords identified below may pose a fire hazard. The extension cords do not comply with UL’s Safety Standards and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States or Canada. The input plug rating (30 Amp) exceeds the ratings of the output receptacles (20 Amp). 

Name of Products: 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extensions Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 20 Amp Receptacles, 125/250V. 

HazardThe extension cords do not meet the requirements of the safety standard and may cause an increased risk of fire.

Manufacturer:  Ningbo Xuanhua Electric Co. Ltd.

Ningbo Xuanhua Electric Co. Ltd. is authorized to apply the UL Mark to extension cords employing a plug and output receptacles that have the same current ratings.  These cords are not included in this notice.

Remedy: UL recommends that you stop using these products

Identification on the Products:

The Extension Cords covered by this notice employ a 4-prong locking type plug, rated 30 Amps and multiple output receptacles, rated 20 Amps.  The generator distribution extension cords bear unauthorized UL Certification Marks and the following:

Plug Face:  File E336489 Model XH103

Receptacle Body:  File E336489 Model XH5208

Counterfeit Label from UL

E257089

GENERAL USE CORD SET

 

10 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

10 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

10 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

10 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

10 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

 

Plug Face:  File E336489 Model XH103

Receptacle Body:  File E336489 Model XH520C

UL Label

OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORD SET

25 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

25 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord
4-prong locking plug

Counterfeit Label from UL

25 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extension Cord

 

Plug Face:  File E257089 Model XL1430P-A

Receptacle Body:  File E257089 Model XN520R-B4

UL Label

E257089

GENERAL USE CORD SET

 

1.5 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extensions Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

1.5 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extensions Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

1.5 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extensions Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

1.5 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extensions Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

1.5 foot, 30-Amp Generator Distribution Extensions Cord, 4-prong locking plug, 30 Amp Plug to 4 20-Amp Receptacles, 125/250V

Known to be sold by: Known to be sold at online retailers

 

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UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Generator Distribution Extension Cords

The following is a notification from UL that the three generator distribution extension cords identified below may pose a fire hazard.

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