Power strips are being recalled for electrical shock risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 14,200 Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four-outlet power strips are involved in this recall because the product’s electrical wires are reversed on the power strips’ receptacles. This poses a risk of electrical shock. To date, one incident has been reported; no injuries have been reported.
The Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four-outlet power strips were manufactured in China; imported by Legrand Wiremold of West Hartford, Connecticut; and sold between February 2011 and August 2012 at Ace Hardware, Do it Best, Home Depot USA, Sutherlands, True Value Hardware, and also online at Amazon.com. The recalled power strips sold for about $40.
This recall involves four-outlet under-cabinet power and lighting strips with model number PX1001. The power strips are packaged in a red package with the words “Wiremold-Series Part PX1001″ printed on the front of the package. 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 center. 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.
The firm advises consumers to immediately unplug and stop using the power strips and return them to Legrand Wiremold for a replacement or refund. Legrand Wiremold may be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.617.1768 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.legrand.us.