By Anthony Capkun
May 8, 2020 – Pass & Seymour is recalling certain commercial-grade tamper-resistant duplex receptacles because they can cause the plug blades on electrical cords to overheat, posing a burn hazard.
Health Canada says a manufacturing error within the receptacles could lead consumers to incorrectly force a plug into the receptacle, causing the plug blades to overheat. As of April 28, 2020, Legrand has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
The model number is printed on the labels of the individual product boxes or cartons. “Legrand” is printed on the back of the receptacles. The following manufacturing date codes can be found on the outside of the carton:
43U, 44U, 45U, 46U, 47U, 48U, 49U, 50U, 51U, 52U, 53U, 01V, 02V
The following manufacturing date codes may also be found hot-stamped on the back of the device(s):
MU, NU, PU and AV
CLICK HERE for a full list of model numbers included in the recall (PDF).
Roughly 57,800 units were sold in Canada from October 2019 to February 2020. They were manufactured in Mexico.
Consumers should immediately unplug any electrical cords from the outlet and stop using the wall outlet or receptacle, then contact Pass & Seymour for a refund or replacement.
For more information, contact Legrand Canada at (800) 723-5175 between 8 am and 5 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit them online.
Remember: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.