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

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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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.

Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12097.html

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.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 266-8246
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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