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RECALL NOTICE: Floor Electrical Outlets Due to Shock or Electrocution Hazards

 

NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2007
Release #07-159

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 636-1531
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Lamson & Sessions Recalls Floor Electrical Outlets Due to Shock or Electrocution Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Carlon® Drop-In Floor Boxes

Units: About 100,000

Manufacturer: Lamson & Sessions, of Cleveland, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled floor boxes are wired incorrectly resulting in reverse polarity. This poses a shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lamson & Sessions has received one report of an incident with the recalled floor boxes. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The drop-in floor boxes are used to provide an extra electrical outlet in the floor. They were sold under the Carlon® brand name and have a brass finish cover approximately 3 1/2 inches in diameter. “Carlon” is stamped into the plastic above the receptacle and the model number is located to the left of the receptacle. Model numbers E971FBDI and E971FBDIB are included in this recall.

Sold at: Homecenters, hardware retailers and electrical distributors nationwide between January 2005 and March 2007 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug anything that is plugged into the floor box and contact Lamson & Sessions to determine if their floor box is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled units will receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Lamson & Sessions toll-free at (866) 636-1531 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.lamson-home.com



 

Picture of Recalled Floor Electrical Outlet

Picture of Recalled Floor Electrical Outlet


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