Howard Berger Co. is recalling about 12,000 Bright-Way extension cords and power strips because they have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
This recall involves Brightway heavy duty outdoor extension cords and Brightway indoor household extension cords and power strips. Model numbers involved in the recall are R2600 through R2615 (outdoor extension cords), EE6 through EE20 (indoor extension cords) and MP6DG (power strips). Brightway is printed on the cords. Model numbers are printed on the products packaging.
The items were sold at hardware and discount stores nationwide from August 2009 through October 2009 for between $1 and $20. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the extension cords and power strips and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Howard Berger at (800) 221-6895 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firms Web site at www.hberger.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).--> -->