|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 266-8246
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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The Container Store Recalls Brightly-Colored 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. 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 7,200
Importer: The Container Store Inc., of Coppell, Texas
Hazard: The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requirements for fire resistance, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves three designs of brightly-colored, six-outlet power strips with model number 8001-6 embossed on the back. Power strip designs include Pop Power Strip in Scroll (black with white scroll), Dot (blue with orange, white and lime green dots and a lime green cord), and Zebra (black and white zebra stripes). The power strips have three-foot power cords. “Lush Life® power strips by design” is printed on the product’s packaging.
Sold at: The Container Stores nationwide and on the firm’s website www.containerstore.com from October 2011 through December 2011 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled power strips immediately and return them to any of The Container Store locations for a full refund plus a $15 merchandise card.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers should contact The Container Store toll-free at (888) 266-8246 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit the firm’s website at www.containerstore.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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