On March 31, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Howard Berger Co. Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 12,000 indoor and outdoor extension cords and power strips, citing a possible fire hazard. The recalled cords and power strips have inadequate coating material and copper conductors that are smaller than required by fire safety regulations.
The recall affects all Brightway heavy duty extension cords and Brightway indoor household extension cords and power strips with model numbers R2600 through R2615 (outdoor extension cords), EE6 through EE20 (indoor extension cords), and MP6DG (power strips). The products were sold nationwide in hardware and discount stores from August 2009 through October 2009.
Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled cords and power strips immediately and return them for a full refund.