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
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-65084

Affected products

Red Dot® white PVC wall electrical box kits with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for vertical installation.

Product description

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.

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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

Companies

Manufacturer
Thomas & Betts Limited
Dorval
Quebec
CANADA

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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.