The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 100000 Carlon® Drop-In Floor Boxes manufactured in China for Lamson & Sessions, of Cleveland, Ohio and sold between January 2005 and March 2007 for about $35. The recalled floor boxes are wired incorrectly resulting in reverse polarity. This poses a shock or electrocution hazard to consumers. Lamson & Sessions has received one report of an incident with the recalled floor boxes. No injuries have been reported.
The drop-in floor boxes are used to provide an extra electrical outlet in the floor. They were sold under the Carlon® brand name and have a brass finish cover approximately 3 1/2 inches in diameter. “Carlon” is stamped into the plastic above the receptacle and the model number is located to the left of the receptacle. Model numbers E971FBDI and E971FBDIB are included in this recall.
Consumers should immediately unplug anything that is plugged into the floor box and contact Lamson & Sessions to determine if their floor box is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled units will receive a free repair.
For additional information, call Lamson & Sessions toll-free at (866) 636-1531 or visit www.lamson-home.com
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