Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned consumers to immediately buy and stop using a male-to-male extension cord product sold on the Amazon platform because the product does not meet the standards of the National Electrical Code (NEC). May cause electric shock, fire and carbon monoxide poisoning.
This extension cord has a three-conductor plug at each end and is typically used to connect a generator to a home's outlet to power a home during a power outage. When plugged into a generator or outlet, the other end becomes live, which can cause severe shock or electrocution.
During use, current flow in the opposite direction of typical power flow can bypass the safety features of a home's electrical system, potentially resulting in a fire. And some of these wires are short in length, which can cause carbon monoxide poisoning if used indoors.
It is understood that this extension cord product is available in multiple brands and in a variety of colors and lengths, and is currently on sale on Amazon for between $ 40-72.
Some of the Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (ASINs) associated with these products are listed below, which sellers can verify. The ASIN is located in the URL bar of the product (usually after the product name and "dp"), and the ASIN can also be found under "Additional Information" in the product listing.
Sellers who sell related products on the Amazon platform must take the time to self-examine and remove related products as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary losses caused by product safety issues in the future.
A spokesman for the CPSC said consumers should no longer buy male-to-male extension cords from any retailer, and that the CPSC will continue to strictly monitor the sale of dangerous products on Amazon that do not meet safety standards.
Amazon spokeswoman Samantha Boyd said: "We have taken proactive steps to prevent prohibited products from being placed on the shelves. We will continue to monitor our store and remove any prohibited products. Currently, the products covered by the CPSC announcement have been removed from the shelves, and we have addressed the CPSC concerns. Consumers were informed and refunded."
However, after the CPSC's announcement, there are still two male-to-male extension cord products for sale on Amazon's website. After the relevant departments notified Amazon, the listings of these products have been deleted.
Foreign regulatory agencies have very strict product reviews on the Amazon platform. Once a safety hazard is discovered, the product will be removed from the shelves immediately. Therefore, when sellers are making product layout, they must ensure that the products meet safety standards, eliminate potential safety hazards, and avoid products being forcibly removed from the shelves.