August 10, 2006

Dollar Tree Stores Recall Counterfeit Extension Cords 

Name of Product: 6-foot Power Xtension

Units: About 600,000

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The counterfeit extension cords could have undersized wire and substandard insulation, which can cause overheating, resulting in a possible shock hazard.

Description: The recalled cords are green, measure 6 feet long, are intended for indoors and have a three-outlet extension. Attached to the cord is a silver counterfeit UL holographic label marked "09/01 E157848 UL LISTED CORD SET BW-3045 13A 125V 1625WĒ.

Sold at: Dollar Tree Stores, Dollar Bill$, and Dollar Express nationwide from November 2005 through May 2006 for $1.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled extension cords immediately and return them to any Dollar Tree store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc., at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.dollartree.com/downloads/Recall_August2006.pdf