By Anthony Capkun
May 7, 2020 – Leviton is recalling certain 50A electrical connectors—including connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets—because the ground and hot wire terminal designations found in the 3-wire versions of the affected products are mislabelled, posing a potential shock hazard.
Health Canada reports that, from May 2019 to January 2020, about 4399 units of the affected product were sold in Canada, while about 74,000 were sold in the United States.
For a FULL LIST of affected products—including all listed catalogue numbers and all affected date codes—visit Leviton’s Recall Page.
As of April 20, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one reported incident, resulting in minor injury. The connectors were made in Mexico.
Consumers with an affected unit should disconnect power to it and contact Leviton. They will provide properly labelled replacement products.
Remember: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.