Leviton 50-ampere electrical connectors recalled due to electric shock hazard

Starting date:
April 23, 2020
Posting date:
April 23, 2020
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-72649

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Leviton 50-ampere electrical connectors including connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets.
  • Issue: The printed ground and hot wire terminal designations were reversed during production, posing an electric shock hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of their electrical connector, verify if the product is affected, and contact Leviton for a replacement.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Affected products

Leviton 50-ampere electrical connectors including connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets

Product description

The recalled products are non-NEMA 50-amp connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets and are used to transmit power to electrical equipment that is not hard-wired to a power source.

Affected products include all listed catalogue numbers and all affected date codes:
Catalogue number Date codes
3762C 1E19C0
3763C 1E29C0
3764C 1E39C0
3765C 1E49C0
3769 1E59C0
3771 1F19C0
3775 1F29C0
3777 1F39C0
6360CR 1F49C0
6364CR 1G19C0
6365CR 1G29C0
6369CR 1G39C0
6370CR 1G49C0
6375CR 1H19C0
7379 1H29C0
7764C 1H39C0
7765C 1H49C0
7958 1I19C0
CS6360C 1I29C0
CS6361C 1I39C0
CS6364C 1I49C0
CS6364W 1I59C0
CS6365C 1J19C0
CS6365W 1J29C0
CS6369 1J39C0
CS6370 1J49C0
CS6375 1K19C0
CS6377 1K29C0
CS8264C 1K39C0
CS8265C 1K49C0
CS8269 1K59C0
CS8275 1L19C0
CS8464C 1L29C0
CS8465C  
CS8469  
CS8164C  
CS8165C  
CS8169  
CS8175  
CS8364C  
CS8365C  
CS8369  
CS837-410-5W1  
CS8375  

 

Hazard identified

The ground and hot wire terminal designations found in the 3-wire versions of the affected products are mislabelled, posing a potential electric shock hazard.

As of April 20, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one reported incident resulting in minor injury.

Number sold

Approximately 4,399 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 74,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from May 2019 to January 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Mexico

Companies

Manufacturer
Leviton Manufacturing Co, Inc.
Melville
New York
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately discontinue use of their electrical connector and verify if the product is affected. Consumers with an affected unit should disconnect power to it and contact Leviton. Leviton will provide properly labelled replacement products.

Consumers can contact Leviton in one of the following ways:

Phone: 877-978-2032 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST Monday to Friday, online or by email.

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.

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.