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

Units: 7,000

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: (note - recall no longer available on firm's web site).

Picture of Recalled Box