Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Power Strips Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product because of the risk of personal injuries or wrongful death. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lush Life® power strips

Units: About 6,000

Importer: Lush Life, of LaJolla, Calif.

Distributor: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.

Hazard: The power strips have undersized wiring which poses a risk of shock to consumers. In addition, the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet fire resistance safety standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves four designs of power strips. The vibrantly designed power strips come in four prints including, leopard, rose, skull and zebra. Model numbers 12256, 12257, 22563 and 22575 can be found on the six-outlet power strip.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, The Container Store and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the power strips and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the firm toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12230.html

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