The Wiremold Company recalls Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting (4 outlet power strip) Model PX1001

Starting date:
May 15, 2014
Posting date:
May 15, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39511

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and The Wiremold Company

Affected products

Legrand under cabinet power and lighting (4 outlet power strip), model number PX1001

Product description

This recall involves four-outlet under-cabinet power and lighting strips with the model number PX1001. The manufacture dates of the recalled products are presented as product date codes. The recalled date codes are January 2011, June 2012, October 2012 and November 2012 and are imprinted on a circle on the bottom with an arrow pointing to the number of the month and the year in the center. The model number PX1001, and UPC number 086698001253, are imprinted on the bottom of the packaging.

Hazard identified

Internal electrical connections are substandard, posing a risk of overheating or electrical fire.

The Wiremold Company has received one report of an incident in the United States. No injuries were reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to these power strips.

Number sold

42 units of the affected power strips were sold in Canada and approximately 46,000 in the United States. An additional 127 units were not returned in Canada during a previous unrelated recall of this product and are now also subject to this new recall.

Time period sold

The affected power strips were sold from February 2011 to April 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
The Wiremold Company
West Hartford
Connecticut
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the power strips and return them to Legrand Wiremold for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Legrand Wiremold by telephone at 1-855-692-4620 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Legrand's website and click on Recall Information for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.