Skip to main content

Southwire Recalls Electrical Outlet Boxes Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Garvin Pop-Up Floor Box Kit with stainless steel finish
  • Recalled Garvin Pop-Up Floor Box Kit with brushed brass finish
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.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

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

Distributor(s):

Southwire Company LLC, of Carrollton, Ga.

Recall number:
19-183
Choose Your Recall Emails Get Notified About Each Recall via Email.
fast-track-branding

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.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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.
For lifesaving information:
SaferProducts.gov