Csa International Announces Important Consumer Safety Alert For Hrs-Global “Electro” Indoor Extension Cords
In cooperation with CSA International, HRS-Global of Dorval, Quebec is announcing an important consumer safety alert regarding indoor extension cords. These extension cords pose a potential electric shock and fire hazard and they bear counterfeit (unauthorized) registered trademarks belonging to CSA International. Consumers should stop using them immediately.
The extension cords are sold with a red and white paper sleeve (wrap) which is marked: “HRS-Global, “electro” and a counterfeit UL trademark. The cords can be white or green in colour and in 6 ft., 9 ft. or 15 ft. lengths. The sleeve is marked with the rating as 16/2 gauge, 13Amp – 125V. A blue label wrapped around the cord near the plug is marked with the name “Ningbo Yunhuan Electronics Group Corp., LL110595, 13A, 125V, 1625W, Cord Set ” and a counterfeit CSA trademark .
Investigation by CSA International has revealed that extension cords are wired with incorrect (reverse) polarity which presents a potential shock hazard. Also the wire gauge is undersize which presents a potential fire hazard. CSA International is not aware of any injury or damage reports involving this product.
HRS-Global imported these extension cords from China and distributed them throughout Canada. Consumers could have purchased these extension cords at various retail outlets.
Consumers should stop using this extension cord immediately and discard or return it to: HRS-Global, 572 avenue Orly, Dorval, Quebec, H9P 1E9. Ph ( 514) 633-8332 or Toll Free 1-888-576-6643.
CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.
Photo caption: Indoor extension cords imported by HRS-Global of Dorval, Quebec bear counterfeit (unauthorized) registered trademarks belonging to CSA International (arrow) and the name “Ningbo Yunhuan Electronics Group Corp., LL110595, 13A, 125V, 1625W, Cord Set.”
Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group