NORTHBROOK, Ill. – May 4, 2010 – Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying retailers and consumers that the 9FT extension cord, identified below, bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States and Canada 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 United States or Canada, and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark.
Name of Product: 9FT Extension cord, PT-3712W
Number of Units: Unknown
Date of Manufacture: Unknown
Hazard: The extension cord employs undersized wiring posing a risk of fire and shock.
Identification of Product: On the Product: The product bears a counterfeit holographic label with the following information:
LISTED CORD SET
Suitable for use with outdoor appliances
Store indoors when not in use
On the Product Packaging/jacket:
9FT. EXTENSION CORD
Sold at: The product is known to be sold by Dollar Max, 98 5857 Whittier Blvd, E. Los Angeles, CA 90022.
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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