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Westek Power Cord Kits

Description: Firms Recall On/Off Switches for Rope and Cable Lights NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CPSC CONTACT: Scott Wolfson April 18, 2001 (301) 504-7051 Release # 01-127 CPSC, Firms Announce Recall of On/Off Switches for Rope and Cable Lights This press release consists of two recalls. Please choose the appropriate recall below. On/off switches recalled by American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc., of Monsey, N.Y., is recalling about 270,000 on/off switches sold in packages of Westek rope lights. Rope lights are lights inside a plastic cord used for decorative lighting. The on/off switches for the rope lights were included as an optional accessory for consumers to attach to the power cords. They consist of a rectangular white plastic box about 1¼ inches long. The box contains a wheel-type switch through the middle that rotates to turn the power on and off. The Westek "Rope Lighting Kits," which can be identified by the words "Westek" written on the plastic tube of the rope lights, were sold in 9-foot and 18-foot lengths in clear red, yellow, green, blue, and orange. The switches also were included in Westek "Power Cord Kits" designed for use with bulk rope lights. Cable Light Switches recalled by Light Tech Light Tech, of Grand Rapids, Mich., is recalling about 350,000 on/off switches that were included in cable lights packages. "Cable lights," also known as rope lights, are lights inside a plastic cord used for decorative lighting. The on/off switches for the cable lights were included as an optional accessory for consumers to attach to the power cords. They consist of a rectangular white plastic box about 1¼ inches long. The box contains a wheel-type switch through the middle that rotates to turn the power on and off. [Source]

Westek Power Cord Kits Recall Information

Recall Date04/18/2001
Recall ID6339
Recall Number01127b
Product TypeLights & Accessories
HazardElectrocution/Electric Shock
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