By Anthony Capkun
November 5, 2013 – Thanks to the U.S.’s Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) for letting us know Cooper Crouse-Hinds is recalling certain ceiling boxes designed to support ceiling light fixtures, which can crack, causing the light fixture to fall from the ceiling, posing an impact hazard to consumers.
This recall involves five models of Cooper Crouse-Hinds non-metallic, polycarbonate ceiling boxes with manufacturer or part numbers:
The black, round ceiling boxes are 1.5-in. to 2.25-in. deep and measure between 3.5-in. and 4-in. in diameter. “CROUSE-HINDS” and “14.8 CU. IN” or “20.8 CU. IN.” appear inside the box. The part number is on the product’s packaging.
About 22,400 units are involved in this recall. We are unsure how many, if any, made it into Canada. Cooper Crouse-Hinds is aware of one ceiling box cracking. No injuries have been reported. They were manufactured in the States, and entered the market through electrical supply stores and sales to commercial contractors, professional installers and other end users by authorized distributors from December 2012 to April 2013 for between $1.50 and $4.00.
Consumers should contact Cooper Crouse-Hinds to determine whether their product is recalled and whether they will receive a full refund, free replacement or free repair of the ceiling box. If unable to determine via phone, the company will send a rep to conduct onsite identification.
Contact Cooper Crouse-Hinds at (866) 764-5454 or visit them online.
Photos courtesy CPSC.