Southwire Recalls Electrical Outlet Boxes Due to Fire Hazard

Source: Consumer Recalls (CPCSC)
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00AM

Name of product: Garvin Pop-Up Electrical Outlet Floor Box Kits Hazard:

The electrical receptacles can overheat when in use, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund Recall date: August 20, 2019 Units: About 3,000 Consumer Contact:

Southwire toll-free at 888-803-0492 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.garvinindustries.com or www.southwire.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

Recall Details Description:

This recall involves Garvin Pop-Up Floor Box Kits with a finish of either stainless steel or brushed brass that each include two electrical receptacles and two USB ports. The pop-up electrical outlet boxes are designed to be installed into floors with a metal lid that opens and closes to reveal the electrical receptacles and USB ports.

  Remedy:

Consumers should immediately unplug any electrical devices from the recalled electrical outlet boxes, discontinue their use and contact Southwire for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Southwire has received three reports of the floor boxes overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Online at garvinindustries.com, acdcusa.com, cesco.com, gordonelectricsupply.com, platt.com and usesi.com from January 2016 through August 2018 for about $90.

Importer(s):

Garvin Industries Inc., of of Franklin Park, Ill.

Distributor(s):

Southwire Company LLC, of Carrollton, Ga.

Manufactured In: China Recall number: 19-183 Report an Incident Involving this Product This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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