Counterfeit Product Warning
Heavy-duty dryer cord bears counterfeit
March 22, 2006
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is warning customers
that a heavy-duty dryer cord manufactured
by Jiande Yonghua Electrical Equipment Company
Ltd. Does not meet UL safety requirements
and may pose a hazard to users. The product
has not been evaluated for safety by UL and
bears a counterfeit UL mark for the United
States and Canada.
The product was manufactured
from April 2005 to the present. It is grey,
with a plug at one end and three closed
loop connectors crimped at the other end.
The cord surface is marked with the descriptions: "125/250V,
30A, 10/3 SRDT (UL), E177867, Made in China." The
cord also employs a counterfeit UL holographic
label and the following description:
POWER SUPPLY CORD E174825
ISSUE NO: BW-1466
The packaging is marked "Heavy Duty
Dryer Cord," "30A-125/250V, 3-Pole,
3 Wire AWG 10/3, Type SRDT, NEMA 10-30," "4
ft Dryer Cord," "#46AB-PT" and
a counterfeit UL Listing Mark.
UL says the product uses undersized wire
and may have other features that do not comply
with UL's safety requirements, which may
pose a risk of fire and shock.
UL recommends that users stop using the cords
immediately and return them to the place of