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Hi Our iron a 3005 Elance. has a problem with the cord as the wires are sticking out through the outer cover and looks very hazardous. Is this a philips fault or just a problem which happens after a little while. Im just waiting for it to electrocute me to then find out who is at fault. cheeer Justin

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