Legrand Expands Recall of Wiremold Under-Cabinet Power Strips Due to Electric Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers
should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to
resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Under-cabinet
Hazard: The internal electrical connections of the power
strips are substandard, posing risks of overheating and fire.
Remedy: Refund Consumer Contact: Legrand toll-free at (855) 692-4620 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.legrand.us and click on Recall Information
for more information.
Units: About 46,000 in the U.S. and about 169 in Canada
(About 14,200 were previously recalled September 2012)
Description: This recall involves all Wiremold and Plugmold
under-cabinet power and lighting strips with part number PX1001. The recalled
power strips have four outlets and one fluorescent light and were manufactured
from January 2011 through December 2013. From January 2011 through June 2012,
the power strip came in a red package with the words “Legrand” and “Under
Cabinet Power and Lighting” on the top front and “Wiremold-Series Part PX1001”
on the bottom front. From July 2012 to April 2013, the power strip came in a
white package with the word “Legrand” on the top front and “Plugmold Power
Light,” “Under-Cabinet Power and Lighting” and “PX1001” on the bottom front.
The manufacture date code is on the bottom of the recalled power strip in a
circle with the year shown as "11," "12" or “13” in the
center and an arrow pointing to the number representing the month. Part number
PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3, are imprinted on the bottom of the
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of an incident. No
injuries were reported
Remedy: Consumers should
immediately unplug and stop using the power strips and return them to Legrand for a full refund.
Sold at: Ace Hardware, CED, City Electric, Cortland Wholesale,
Crawford Electric, Do it Best, Hill Country Electric, Home Depot, Orgill,
REXEL, Springfield Electric, Sutherland, TEC Electric, True Value Hardware and
World Electric stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com from February 2011
to April 2014 for about $40.
Importer: Legrand, West Hartford, Conn.
Manufactured in: China.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39511r-eng.php.
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consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
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as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals –
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Legrand under-cabinet power strip in the red packaging.
Legrand under-cabinet power strip in the white packaging.
nameplate and manufacture date code
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