|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2004
Release # 04-083
|Lamson's Hotline: (800) 505-5159
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Drop-In Floor Box
Manufacturer: Lamson & Sessions Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio
Hazard: The recalled floor boxes contain undersized wires and are wired with the polarity reversed. These problems present a risk of shock or electrocution and a possible fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: These Drop-In Floor Boxes are used to provide an extra electric outlet in the floor. The floor boxes are pre-wired electrical receptacles to be installed in the floor. They were sold under the Carlon brand name as Model No. B112FBB. The product was sold as a kit that includes the floor box, wired receptacle, hole saw, and optional mounting plates.
Sold at: The Home Depot from December 2003 through January 2004 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Lamson & Sessions to arrange for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Lamson & Sessions at (800) 505-5159 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Visit the firm's Web site: www.lamson-home.com/recalls.htm (note - recall no longer available on firm's web site).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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