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Legrand Wiremold Recalls Power Strips

Legrand Wiremold, power strips, recall
(Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Legrand Wiremold, West Hartford, Conn., announced a voluntary recall of about 14,200 Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four outlet power strip.

Hazard: The electrical wires are reversed on the receptacles on the power strips, posing a risk of electrical shock.

Incidents/Injuries: One incident was reported. No injuries were reported.

Description: This recall involves four-outlet under-cabinet power and lighting strips model number PX1001. The power strips come in a red package with "Wiremold-Series Part PX1001" printed on the front. 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.

(Image credit: CPSC.)

Sold at: Ace Hardware, Do it Best, Home Depot USA, Sutherlands, True Value Hardware and online at Amazon.com between February 2011 and August 2012 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the power strips and return them to Legrand Wiremold for a replacement or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Legrand Wiremold at (800) 617-1768 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.legrand.us.

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