Consumer product recall

12/2 NMD90 75M Romex SIMpull cable (yellow) recalled due to inaccurate labelling

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Summary

Product
12/2 NMD90 75M Romex SIMpull cable (yellow)
Issue
Consumer products - Labelling and packaging
What to do

Check the time stamp on the product to identify if the cable is included in the recall and immediately stop using the recalled product.

Affected products

This recall involves a yellow electrical wire, 12/2 NMD90 75M Romex SIMpull cable, sold by the spool. Products were also sold at Home Depot designated as article 108196.  Only cables with a time stamp between 12:41 and 18:02 are affected by this recall. 

Recalled products
Product Model # Date Codes (time stamp) Batches
12/2 NMD90 75M Romex SIMpull cable (yellow) 47175576 Wire: 10/06/21 (12:41-18:02) Only cables with a time stamp between 12:41 and 18:02 are affected by this recall. Spool: 09/01/21 616295 616296 616297 616298 616301

Issue

The recalled product contains a neutral wire that is a smaller 14-gauge wire, contrary to the stamp on the wire identifying both the neutral and “hot” wires as 12-gauge (i.e., "12/2"). 

The recalled product contains a 14-gauge neutral wire instead of 12-gauge (as labelled), thus it may not perform as expected in 12-gauge applications, resulting in a risk of those applications having impaired performance and/or compliance with safety codes or standards.

As of April 8, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately check the time stamp on the product to identify if the cable is included in the recall and immediately stop using the recalled product.

Consumers with any questions can also call Southwire Canada's toll-free support line at 1-833-408-0463, from Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 7 PM EST, for assistance in English or French.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 1734 spools of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from October 19, 2021 – October 29, 2021.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in the United States

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Building materials and supplies - Electrical supplies
Companies

Distributor

Home Depot Canada

Toronto, Ontario

CANADA

Manufacturer

Southwire Canada Company (“Southwire”)

Mississauga, Ontario

CANADA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64102

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