May 8, 2020 – Pass & Seymour Commercial-Grade Electrical Receptacle recalled due to burn hazard. The receptacles can cause the plug blades on electrical cords to overheat, posing a burn hazard. Immediately stop using the receptacles and contact the company for a refund or replacement. (Health Canada – RA-72981)
Product Description: This recall involves Legrand / Pass & Seymour commercial-grade tamper resistant duplex electrical receptacles. The model number is printed on the labels of the individual product boxes or cartons. "Legrand" is printed on the back of the receptacles. The following manufacturing date codes can be found on the outside of the carton: 43U, 44U, 45U, 46U, 47U, 48U, 49U, 50U, 51U, 52U, 53U, 01V, 02V.
The following manufacturing date codes may also be found hot-stamped on the back of the device(s): "MU", "NU", "PU" and "AV".
Hazard Identified: A manufacturing error within the receptacles could lead consumers to incorrectly force the plug into the receptacle, causing the plug blades to overheat, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. As of April 28, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
Number Sold: Approximately 57,800 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time Period Sold: The affected products were sold from October 2019 to February 2020.
Place of Origin: Manufactured in Mexico
Legrand / Pass & Seymour, Inc.
What You Should Do: Consumers should immediately unplug any electrical cords from the outlet and stop using the wall outlet or receptacle and contact Pass & Seymour for a refund or replacement.
For more information, consumers may contact Legrand Canada toll-free at 1-800-723-5175 between 8 a.m to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online.
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.