Thomas & Betts Limited recalls Red Dot brand white PVC wall electrical box kits with GFCI receptacle
- Starting date:
- November 10, 2017
- Posting date:
- November 10, 2017
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Red Dot® white PVC wall electrical box kits with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for vertical installation.
This recall involves Red Dot® white PVC wall electrical box kits with electrical outlet bearing the catalogue number WPKSTGTRWR-V-W. The recalled product is recognizable by the fact that the package does not include the GFCI receptacle pictured on the packaging. Instead, it includes a standard receptacle.
The product packaging shows a GFCI receptacle, whereas it contains a standard receptacle. This could lead to a consumer installing a standard receptacle where a GFCI receptacle is required, posing an electrical shock hazard.
As of October 20, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
Approximately 270 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from April to August 2017 by retailers Home Depot, Lowe’s and Home Hardware.
Place of origin
Packaged in Canada
Thomas & Betts Limited
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using this product and return it to the place of purchase for a refund.
For more information, consumers may contact Thomas & Betts Limited at 1-800-362-2952, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
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