Counterfeit Product Warning
UL warns of hazardous
March 1, 2006
Inc. (UL) is notifying [PDF] inspection
authorities, retailers and consumers of
household extension cords that do not meet
UL safety requirements and may pose a hazard
to users. These products have not been
evaluated for safety by UL and bear counterfeit
UL marks for the United States and Canada.
The wire in the extension cord is undersized,
creating a risk of fire and electric shock.
The cord is green in
colour with a plug on one end and a three-plug
receptacle on the opposite end. The cord
has a counterfeit UL holographic label
attached near the plug with the description: "CORD SET," E-218475," "BW-4126," "13A," "125
V," and "1625 W."
The packaging, which
contains a counterfeit cUL listing mark
is marked: "RALLONGE
DOESSTIQUE HOUSEHOLD CORD," "2M
6 pi. 2M-GR."
that consumers stop using the extension cord
immediately and return it to the place of purchase.
The manufacturer of these products has not