Legrand Wiremold Power Strip Recall Expands [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: 3620 - LegrandWiremoldPowerStripLegrand Wiremold expands existing recall for some Under-Cabinet Power Strips due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/xJUP9; HCSC: http://ht.ly/xJYoZ

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Legrand-Wiremold-Expands-Recall-of-Under-Cabinet-Power-Strips/

Direct Canada link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39511r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves all Wiremold and Plugmold Under-Cabinet Power and Lighting Strips with part number PX1001.

The recalled Power Strips have four outlets and one fluorescent light and were manufactured from January 2011 through December 2013.

From January 2011 through June 2012, the Power Strip came in a red package with the words “Legrand” and “Under Cabinet Power and Lighting” on the top front and “Wiremold-Series Part PX1001” on the bottom front. From July 2012 to April 2013, the Power Strip came in a white package with the word “Legrand” printed on the top front and “Plugmold Power Light”, “Under-Cabinet Power and Lighting” and “PX1001” on the bottom front.

The manufacture date code is on the bottom of the recalled Power Strip in a circle with the year shown as “11”, “12” or “13” in the center and an arrow pointing to the number representing the month. Part number PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3, are imprinted on the bottom of the Power Strip.

According to the CPSC, the internal electrical connections of the Power Strips are substandard, posing risks of overheating and fire. The firm received one report of an incident. No injuries were reported.

The Power Strip was sold by Ace Hardware, CED, City Electric, Cortland Wholesale, Crawford Electric, Do it Best, Hill Country Electric, Home Depot, Orgill, REXEL, Springfield Electric, Sutherland, TEC Electric, True Value Hardware and World Electric stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com from February 2011 to April 2014.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 14-178
HCSC ID number: RA-39511
Recalls Direct RIN: 3620-2014
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