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United Copper Recalls Metal Clad Cables Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

  • Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cables
  • Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cable label
Name of Product:
Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cables
Hazard:

A damaged conductor coating can cause the cable to short circuit, posing fire and shock hazards.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
August 30, 2016
Units:
About 57,000
Consumer Contact

United Copper toll-free at 866-866-5677 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.unitedcopper.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 250-foot and 1,000-foot 12/2 metal clad aluminum armored cabling with date codes between August 2015 and November 2015. The cable is typically installed behind walls, connecting the circuit breaker panel to a 120-volt wall outlet or lighting switch. The date code is printed, in a MMMYY format (ex. Aug15), on the back side of the hang tag attached to the cabling at the time of purchase.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately contact United Copper to schedule a free inspection to determine whether their cable is included in the recall. Consumers cannot safely identify or replace the recalled cable that is likely installed within the walls of the building.  United Copper is directly contacting distributors who purchased the recalled cable.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold Through

Electrical distributors nationwide from August 2015 through November 2015 for about between $80 and $90 for the 250-foot reel, and between $310 and $370 for the 1000-foot reel.

Manufacturer(s):

United Copper Inc., of Denton, Texas

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
16-769
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