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 power strips
Hazard: The internal electrical connections of the power strips are substandard, posing risks of overheating and fire.
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 power strip.
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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