Consumer product recall

Electrimart Mini Feed Thru Cord Switch recalled due to electric shock hazard

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Summary

Product
Electrimart Mini Feed Thru Cord Switch
Issue
Consumer products - Electrical hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the affected electrical switch and verify that the smooth wire is installed in the switch’s base instead of the ribbed wire. 

Affected products

This recall involves the Electrimart Mini Feed Thru Cord Switch model #4254 with UPC 066364-450349 and model #4254X with UPC 066364-450356 sold at various retailers across Canada.

Issue

The instructions for use on the packaging are incorrect, posing an electric shock hazard.

As of October 7, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected electrical switch and verify that the product is installed correctly. Consumers with an affected unit should disconnect power to it and verify that the smooth wire conductor is installed in the switch’s base instead of the ribbed wire. 

For more information, consumers can contact Cathelle Inc. by telephone at 1-800-363-0691 from 8a.m. to 5p.m. (eastern time) or by email at info@cathelle.com.

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 4285 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from October 2016 to October 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date: 2022-11-02
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Tools and accessories
Companies

Distributor

Cathelle Inc.

Pointe-Claire

Quebec

Canada

Importer

Cathelle Inc.

Pointe-Claire

Quebec

Canada

Manufacturer

Sun-Lite Sockets Industry Inc

Taiwan

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-72118