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Consumer product recall

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited recalls Mastercraft 50' and 100', 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cords

Starting date:
March 27, 2017
Posting date:
March 27, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Mastercraft 50' and 100', 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cords

Product description

This recall involves the Mastercraft 50 foot (15 m) and 100 foot (30.48 m), 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cords. Impacted products can be identified by the four-digit batch code located on the male end, with the first two digits indicating the month and the last two indicating the year the product was manufactured.  All products manufactured between October 2015 and February 2017 will be included in the recall. The recalled products were certified by UL with certification file number E184278.

The following products are included in this recall.
Product Number Product Description Batch Codes
052-2321 Mastercraft 50’ (15 m), 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cord 1015, 1115, 1215, XX16, 0117, 0217
052-2322 Mastercraft 100' (30.48 m), 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cord

Hazard identified

The prongs have been incorrectly inserted into the mould, which can produce sparks from the female end of the cord, posing a risk of injury.

As of March 14, 2017, the company has received four reports of sparks coming from the female end of the cord in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 132,175 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold in Canada from October 2015 to March 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited





Jiangtong Southern



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected Mastercraft 50' and 100' 12/3 gauge, 3-tap, Outdoor Extension Cords and return the product to their local Canadian Tire store for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Canadian Tire toll-free at 1-800-387-8803 (English) or 1-800-565-3356 (French) or by email.

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.