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    Exclamation Bretford Electrical Power Bars PRODUCT RECALL

    Toronto, ON The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Bretford Manufacturing has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately and contact Bretford Manufacturing to arrange for replacement.

    Name of Product: Bretford Electrical Power Bars
    Units: 22,000 units in Ontario, 4 types of power bars:
    Type A is 2 Outlet Power Bar
    Type B is 3 Outlet Power Bar
    Type C is 4 Outlet Power Bar
    Type D is 10 Outlet Power Bar

    Manufacturer: Bretford Manufacturing.
    Importer: Bretford distributors in Canada.

    Hazard: The recalled products have not been evaluated to Canadian Standards and may pose a safety hazards.
    Incidents/Injuries: None reported
    Description/Models: provided below.
    Sold by: Bretford distributors in Ontario.
    When was distributed: June 1999 thru June 2009 Manufactured in: USA
    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the listed power bars immediately and contact Bretford for exchange at no charge for consumers. Consumers should visit Bretford dedicated web site at bretford.com/recall to register for exchange and obtain detailed instructions. If you find Power Bars matching these descriptions attached to your AV Carts, Computer Workstations and/or Computer Tables, Remove them and follow instructions provided on Bretford web site. You will be guided through a Registration Process designed to replace your existing Bretford Power Bars with new Approved Power Bars, all at No Charge to you.
    Consumer Contact: Consumers in Ontario can call Bretford Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-521-9614 or visit bretford.com/recall for information and support on Bretford exchange program.
    Remarks: The recalled units are not certified to Canadian Standards.

    Stay Safe

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    thanks for the heads up new2salt

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Hi to all my friends hope all will be fine I recently join you, i see you are doing a good job and hope more people join you.
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    what was very informative thanks for the post
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    Trying to send back power cords. How do we do this

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    Consumer Contact: Consumers in Ontario can call Bretford Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-521-9614 or visit bretford.com/recall for information and support on Bretford exchange program.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    So it basically says they weren't reviewed for the CSA certification. It doesn't say there's a problem with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porcupinepuffer View Post
    So it basically says they weren't reviewed for the CSA certification. It doesn't say there's a problem with them.
    But CSA certification is what guarantees that the product is safe to use, and will not cause harm to the people using it or worse, and electrical fire hazard.

    It is illegal in Canada to sell any electrical item that is not certified to meet the electrical code. There are several organizations that have been granted the power to verify and approve items in Canada but they all work to meet the same standards.

    Another point of concern is if you should happen to have a fire in your house and the cause is determined to be a not approved electrical device (this especially applies to DIY stuff) then your insurance company can deny you coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipWreck View Post
    ... have a fire in your house and the cause is determined to be a not approved electrical device ... then your insurance company can deny you coverage.
    I think we all have a tendency to forget this when we get carried away with our DIY creations, but we don't usually expect to have the same issues with products we purchase.

    This is why I advocate using a GFCI outlet on everything electrical associated with my tanks = Peace of Mind.

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