The Container Store Recalls Brightly-Colored Power Strips Due to Fire Hazard

Company The Container Store Inc., of Coppell, Texas
Alert Type Recall
Date 02/01/2012
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 from October 2011 through December 2011 for about $15.
Problem The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requirements for fire resistance, posing a fire hazard.
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