Recall: THHN Electrical Wire
On 2010-08-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding THHN Electrical Wire due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2009 for about $9 to $16.
About 1,000 units are involved in this Cerro Wire electrical wire recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Wire & Wire-Related category in 2010.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 572-3776
Do you work for a company involved with this recall? Contact us to learn how you can control data, information and ads shown on this page.
What is the problem?
While the actual electrical wire has '14 gauge' printed on it, the packaging incorrectly labels the electrical wire as 12 gauge. If used as a 12 gauge wire, it can overload, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves THNN electrical wire labeled on its packaging as 12 gauge solid white 100' UPC 48243982721 and 12 gauge stranded red 50' UPC 48243229215. The actual wire has 'THHN Cerro Wire 14 gauge' printed on it. The UPC number and 12 gauge is found on the plastic wrap and on a label at the bottom of the reel.
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot & Menards stores in the following states: Colo., Iowa, Idaho, Ill., Ind., Kan., Ky., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mont., N.D., Neb., Ohio, Ore., Pa., S.D., Utah, Wash., Wis., Wyo. from December 2009 through April 2010. The 50-foot wire spools were sold for $9 and the 100-foot spools for about $16.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using any switches, outlets or electrical devices using this wire and contact Cerro Wire for instructions on returning the product for a refund. Any contractor or subcontractor who used this wire should inspect their work to see that their work meets local electrical wiring code.
For additional information, contact Cerro Wire toll-free at (866)572-3776 ext. 269 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.cerrowire.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
Own a Different Electrical Wire?
Add it to Items I Own,™ and our system will check it for past recalls, then keep checking daily, so you don't have to. Click "I Own a Similar Item" to continue.
Items I Own™ is a free WeMakeItSafer service.
Latest Safety Recalls
Select image for details, including additional styles.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.