WASHINGTON, D.C.(7/20/12) – According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 6000 Power Strips distributed by Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J., are being recalled due to potential fire hazard.
The power strips have undersized wiring which poses a risk of shock to consumers. In addition, the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet fire resistance safety standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
As of this time, no injuries have been reported.
The recall involves four designs of power strips. The vibrantly designed power strips come in four prints including, leopard, rose, skull and zebra. Model numbers 12256, 12257, 22563 and 22575 can be found on the six-outlet power strip.
This item was sold at Burlington Coat Factory, The Container Store and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $10.
Consumers should immediately stop using the power strips and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.
For additional information, please contact the firm toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
Information provided by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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