|Announcement (July 4, 2001 Release # 01-184) from The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), CPSC is working with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for a new safety standard for "break away" power
cords for electric deep fryers. Per CPSC information, several burn
injuries were related to the pulling on the power cord of the deep fryers
causing the tipping over of the deep fryer.
The "break away" power cord is connecting with the deep fryer
with a build in magnet. It will smoothly break away from the deep fryer
when the cords is accidentally pulled by someone. Thus it prevents the
burn injury on human.
The material to make the power cord is phenolic molding compound (PF)
such as Durez152. Durez 152 black or brown phenolic
molding compound can withstand the drop test, and have UL CTI = 3. Due to
the fact that phenolic molding compound is cost effective (comparing with
other plastic material), it has high heat deflection resistance (~190oC),
high impact strength and UL94-V0 etc.
Durez heat resistance grade can also be used for the making of coffee maker ring, iron
insulation layer, toaster insulation parts.
One of the good example for Durez 152 product is the
break away power plug.