By Anthony Capkun
September 6, 2012 – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission—in cooperation with Legrand Wiremold—today announced a voluntary recall of Legrand undercabinet power and lighting four-outlet power strip. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
In the United States, this involves about 14,200 units. (It is unknown how many may be in Canada.) The product was manufactured in China.
In this product, the electrical wires are reversed on the receptacles on the power strips, posing a risk of electrical shock. One incident was reported, but no injuries have yet been reported.
This recall involves four-outlet undercabinet power and lighting strips model number PX1001. The power strips come in a red package with “Wiremold-Series Part PX1001” printed on the front. The manufactured dates of the recalled products are presented as product date codes January 2011 through June 2012, and are found imprinted on a circle on the bottom with an arrow pointing to the number of the month and the year “11” or “12” in the centre. The model number PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3, are imprinted on the bottom of the packaging. Power strips that have a star symbol printed in black ink on the packaging and on the back cover of the power strip are not included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the power strips and return them to Legrand Wiremold for a replacement or refund. For additional information, contact Legrand Wiremold at (800) 617-1768 between 8 am and 5 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.legrand.us.