Recall: United Copper Metal Clad (MC) Aluminum Armored Cables
On 2016-08-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding United Copper Metal Clad (MC) Aluminum Armored Cables due to a potential Fire and Shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2015 for about $80 to $370.
About 60,000 units are involved in this United Copper cables recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Wire & Wire-Related category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
A damaged conductor coating can cause the cable to short circuit, posing fire and shock hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 250-foot and 1,000-foot metal clad aluminum armored cabling with date codes between August 2015 and November 2015. The cable is typically installed behind walls, connecting the circuit breaker panel to a 120-volt wall outlet or lighting switch. The date code is printed, in a MMMYY format (ex. Aug15), on the back side of the hang tag attached to the cabling at the time of purchase.
These items were sold new+ at Electrical distributors nationwide from August 2015 through November 2015 for about between $80 and $90 for the 250-foot reel, and between $310 and $370 for the 1000-foot reel.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately contact United Copper to schedule a free inspection to determine whether their cable is included in the recall. Consumers cannot safely identify or replace the recalled cable that is likely installed within the walls of the building. United Copper is directly contacting distributors who purchased the recalled cable.
United Copper toll-free at 866-866-5677 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.unitedcopper.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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