RECALL: Liberty Hardware’s allen + roth Linden and Brainerd Ironton wall plates
By Renée Francoeur
April 8, 2016 – Liberty Hardware has recalled decorative metal wall plates, noting these products can dislodge from the backplate and short circuit the outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock or fire.
The recalled allen + roth Linden and Brainerd Ironton wall plates have two plates that are attached by hidden fasteners: a backplate that screws into the wall like traditional wall plates, and a decorative cover that snaps over the cover through use of spring clips.
The recalled plates have a smooth, metallic finish and fit a variety of switch and outlet designs. They snap onto the backplate without the use of screws and under the decorative plate and the backplate is stamped with the letters “LHMC.”
About 374,000 units are thought to be affected and the company has received two reports of short circuits when the decorative plate dislodged from the back plate and touched an energized, partially released plug. No injuries have been reported.
The products were sold at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores across the U.S. and online at www.dlawlesshardware.com, www.flyingbulldogs.com, www.lowes.com, and www.riverbend.builders from January 2013 through January 2016 for between $5 and $27.
It is uncertain how many units, if any, made it into Canada.
The plates were manufactured in Vietnam and China.
Consumers are to contact Liberty Hardware Manufacturing for a full refund at 844-811-4541.