Expanded recall: Under-cabinet Power Strips and Lighting Strips
On 2014-05-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Under-cabinet Power Strips and Lighting Strips due to a potential overheating and fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2011 for about $40.
About 50,000 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 1st recall of products in the Power / Extension Cords category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 692-4620
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What is the problem?
The internal electrical connections of the power strips are substandard, posing risks of overheating and fire.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Wiremold and Plugmold under-cabinet power and lighting strips with part number PX1001. The recalled power strips have four outlets and one fluorescent light and were manufactured from January 2011 through December 2013.
From January 2011 through June 2012, the power strip came in a red package with the words "Legrand" and "Under Cabinet Power and Lighting" on the top front and "Wiremold-Series Part PX1001" on the bottom front. From July 2012 to April 2013, the power strip came in a white package with the word "Legrand" on the top front and "Plugmold Power Light," "Under-Cabinet Power and Lighting" and "PX1001" on the bottom front.
The manufacture date code is on the bottom of the recalled power strip in a circle with the year shown as "11," "12" or "13" in the center and an arrow pointing to the number representing the month. Part number PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3, are imprinted on the bottom of the power strip.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39511r-eng.php
NOTE: This is an expansion of a previously announced recall.
These items were sold new+ at Ace Hardware, CED, City Electric, Cortland Wholesale, Crawford Electric, Do it Best, Hill Country Electric, Home Depot, Orgill, REXEL, Springfield Electric, Sutherland, TEC Electric, True Value Hardware and World Electric stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com from February 2011 to April 2014 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 full refund.
Legrand Wiremold toll-free at (855) 692-4620 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.legrand.us and click on Recall Information for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm received one report of an incident. 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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