Extension Cord Mania
This Walnut Creek homeowner had plugged in multiple power cords into a garage power strip.
Every year, thousands of fires result from surge protectors, power strips and electrical cords being over-loaded.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that about 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords/power strips each year, killing 50 people and injuring about 270 others. What’s the big deal?
The most frequent causes of such fires are short circuits, overloading, damage, and/or misuse of extension cords. Surge protectors, power strips, or extension cords are not a substitute for permanent wiring per electrical installation requirements.
If there isn’t enough electrical wall outlets for what will be plugged in – Call a licensed electrician.
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