Outdoor extension cords recalled

Tuesday, December 23rd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A New Jersey company is recalling 60,000 outdoor extension cords sold nationwide at Family Dollar Stores because they could shock or electrocute consumers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The extension cords were manufactured in China and imported by the Royal United Corp. of North Bergen, N.J. They were sold for $3 at Family Dollar Stores between June and November 2003. The distributor, Family Dollar Services, Inc., is based in Charlotte, N.C.

The commission said it has not received any reports of injuries related to the 25-foot Durex Procraft Outdoor Extension Cords. The problem involved a faulty plug, the CSPC said.

The recalled extension cords are green and sold in blue and black packaging. An Underwriters Laboratories' label is attached to the cord showing the code ``E-174825.'' The UPC number, located on the back of the package in the lower right-hand corner, is 0-74972-01025-1.

Consumers are urged to return the recalled cords to any Family Dollar Store for a refund. Royal United Corp. can be reached toll-free at 1-800-682-0097, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.