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    Leviton 50-Ampere Electrical Connectors Recalled Due to Electric Shock Hazard

  • Apr 23, 2020

    April 23, 2020 – Leviton 50-ampere electrical connectors recalled due to electric shock hazard. The printed ground and hot wire terminal designations were reversed during production, posing an electric shock hazard. Consumers should immediately discontinue use of their electrical connector, verify if the product is affected, and contact Leviton for a replacement. (Health Canada – RA-72649)


    Product Description: The recalled products are non-NEMA 50-amp connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets and are used to transmit power to electrical equipment that is not hard-wired to a power source.

    Affected products include all listed catalogue numbers and all affected date codes:
    Catalogue number Date codes
    3762C 1E19C0
    3763C 1E29C0
    3764C 1E39C0
    3765C 1E49C0
    3769 1E59C0
    3771 1F19C0
    3775 1F29C0
    3777 1F39C0
    6360CR 1F49C0
    6364CR 1G19C0
    6365CR 1G29C0
    6369CR 1G39C0
    6370CR 1G49C0
    6375CR 1H19C0
    7379 1H29C0
    7764C 1H39C0
    7765C 1H49C0
    7958 1I19C0
    CS6360C 1I29C0
    CS6361C 1I39C0
    CS6364C 1I49C0
    CS6364W 1I59C0
    CS6365C 1J19C0
    CS6365W 1J29C0
    CS6369 1J39C0
    CS6370 1J49C0
    CS6375 1K19C0
    CS6377 1K29C0
    CS8264C 1K39C0
    CS8265C 1K49C0
    CS8269 1K59C0
    CS8275 1L19C0
    CS8464C 1L29C0


    Hazard Identified: The ground and hot wire terminal designations found in the 3-wire versions of the affected products are mislabelled, posing a potential electric shock hazard. As of April 20, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one reported incident resulting in minor injury.

    Number Sold: Approximately 4,399 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 74,000 were sold in the United States.

    Time Period Sold: The affected products were sold from May 2019 to January 2020.

    Place of Origin: Manufactured in Mexico


    Leviton Manufacturing Co, Inc.
    New York

    What You Should Do: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of their electrical connector and verify if the product is affected. Consumers with an affected unit should disconnect power to it and contact Leviton. Leviton will provide properly labelled replacement products.

    Consumers can contact Leviton in one of the following ways:

    Phone: 877-978-2032 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST Monday to Friday, online or by email.

    Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

    Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

    Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

    This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

    Click HERE to view Health Canada Product Safety Alert.

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