Recall: Legrand Under Cabinet Power And Lighting Four Outlet Power Strip
On 2012-09-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Legrand Under Cabinet Power And Lighting Four Outlet Power Strip due to a potential electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2011 for about $40.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Legrand Wiremold power strip recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Power / Extension Cords category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 617-1768
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What is the problem?
The electrical wires are reversed on the receptacles on the power strips, posing a risk of electrical shock.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves four-outlet under-cabinet power and lighting strips model number PX1001. The power strips come in a red package with "Wiremold-Series Part PX1001" printed on the front. The manufactured dates of the recalled products are presented as product date codes January 2011 through June 2012, and are found imprinted on a circle on the bottom with an arrow pointing to the number of the month and the year 11 or 12 in the center. The model number PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3, are imprinted on the bottom of the packaging. Power strips that have a star symbol printed in black ink on the packaging and on the back cover of the power strip are not included in this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Ace Hardware, Do it Best, Home Depot USA, Sutherland, True Value Hardware and online at Amazon.com between February 2011 and August 2012 for about $40.
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 unplug and stop using the power strips and return them to Legrand Wiremold for a replacement or refund.
For additional information, contact Legrand Wiremold at (800)617-1768 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.legrand.us
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
One incident was reported. No injuries were 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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