Recall: Child Safe Outlet Covers
On 2011-07-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Child Safe Outlet Covers due to a potential electrocution exposure hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2009 for about $3.50.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Prime-Line outlet cover recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Outlet Covers category in 2011.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 839-9555
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What is the problem?
The screws on the safety latches and outlet covers can loosen and/or break. When this happens, young children can gain access to electrical outlets.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Prime-Line outlet covers with rotating receptacle covers. These products were sold under the brand name Child Safe.
The outlet covers were sold one per package, in ivory, model number S 4447 with SKU 049793044471, and white, model number S 4461 with SKU 049793044617. The model number and SKU are printed on the back of the package.
These items were sold new+ at Ace Hardware, Cimarron Lumber & Supply, Do-It-Best, Friedman Brothers, Handy Hardware, Menards and W.E. Aubuchon stores nationwide between October 2009 and June 2011 for about $3.50.
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 contact Prime-Line to receive a free replacement kit.
For additional information, contact Prime-Line toll-free at (855)839-9555 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.prime-line-products.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Prime-Line has received four reports of screws breaking. No injuries have been reported.
+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.
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