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RECALL: Garvin USB pop-up floor box poses fire hazard

Health Canada recently issued a recall for Garvin’s USB pop-up floor box kit, which was sold in Canada between January 2016 and August 2018.


October 15, 2019
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk


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Health Canada recently issued a recall for Garvin’s USB pop-up floor box kit, of which approximately 10 units were sold in Canada between January 2016 and August 2018.

The floor box kit was available in stainless steel (Garvin part number FBCVSS-U-KIT) or brushed brass (Garvin part number FBCVBR-U-KIT), and included two electrical receptacles and two USB ports.

There is the potential for arcing between the energized load carrying conductors and the inside of the metal cover, which can lead to overheating and a potential fire hazard. Fortunately, the company has not received any reports of incidents in Canada, and there have been no reports of injuries.

Consumers are advised to immediately unplug any electrical devices from the recalled electrical outlet boxes, discontinue use and contact the product’s distributor, Southwire, for a full refund.

For more information, visit the recall page here.