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Under-Cabinet Power Strip Recall Expanded

Rachel Moody3 years ago

The recall of Wiremold and Plugmold under-cabinet power and lighting strips has been expanded due to an electric fire hazard

About 46,000 units in the U.S. and 169 units in Canada were recalled, with about 14,200 already recalled in September 2012.

About the Power Strip Recall

The power strips are equipped with inferior internal electrical connections which puts it at risk for overheating and catching on fire. 

Consumers are instructed to immediately unplug and stop using the power strips.  They can be returned to Legrand Wiremold for a full refund. 

Description of the Recalled Power Strips

  • The power strips that have been recalled include all Wiremold and Plugmold under-cabinet power and lighting strips with part number PX1001.
  • The strips were sold at 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 for about $40.
  • The strips have four outlets and one fluorescent light.
  • The strips were manufactured from January 2011 through December 2013.
  • January 2011 – June 2012: the power strip came in a red package with words “Legrand” and “Under Cabinet Power and Lighting” on the top front and “Wiremold-Series Part PX1001” on the bottom front.
  • July 2012 – April 2013: the power strip came in a white package with “Legrand” 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.

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