SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

August 21, 2007 15:21 ET

UL Warns of Counterfeit Surge Protectors

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - August 21, 2007) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that surge protectors bearing the brand name "Fussion" bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. The surge protectors have not been evaluated for safety by UL and are not eligible to bear the UL Mark.

Units: Unknown quantity

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: Unknown


On the packaging:

The surge protectors have six outlets and display a counterfeit UL Mark on the packaging. Model PBR-4506 appears on the package with the brand name "Fussion."

On the Product:

A molded marking on the back of the surge protector identifies the unit as Model MDE-28.

Hazard: The product does not contain a ground wire or surge protection. It has undersized wire and insulation that does not meet UL's Standard for Safety for surge protectors. Using the product could pose a potential electric shock or fire hazard.

What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using these surge protectors immediately and return them to the place of purchase.

Sold at: Known to be sold at the following locations:

City Trading
220 Cook Street
Brooklyn, N.Y.  11206

Lucky Star Trading
8 Evergreen Ave
Brooklyn, N.Y.  11206

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Contact Information

    Joe Hirschmugl
    Global Media Relations Supervisor
    Underwriters Laboratories
    Phone: +1 847 664-1508
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