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Voluntary recall of extension unit


The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (August 10) urged consumers to stop using immediately a Super Electro WF-4638V extension unit for safety reasons.

The supplier, Wing Fat Hong Plastic & Electric Appliance Factory, decided to voluntarily recall the said model of extension unit after EMSD followed up with them on a complaint.

It was revealed that the materials for holding the metallic contacts inside the extension unit may break after prolonged use. The displacement of the metallic contacts may cause short-circuit and overheat. According to the supplier, this model of extension unit was supplied to Hong Kong last year.

Consumers are advised to stop using these extension units immediately and return them to the local supplier as soon as possible. The supplier will provide an improved extension unit for replacement.

Details of the recall can be obtained from the supplier's hotline 2391 5063.

End/Friday, August 10, 2001


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