Leviton 50-ampere electrical connectors recalled due to electric shock hazard
- Starting date:
- April 23, 2020
- Posting date:
- April 23, 2020
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2020-04-23
- Product: Leviton 50-ampere electrical connectors including connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets.
- Issue: The printed ground and hot wire terminal designations were reversed during production, posing an electric shock hazard.
- What to do: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of their electrical connector, verify if the product is affected, and contact Leviton for a replacement.
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Leviton 50-ampere electrical connectors including connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets
The recalled products are non-NEMA 50-amp connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlets and are used to transmit power to electrical equipment that is not hard-wired to a power source.
The ground and hot wire terminal designations found in the 3-wire versions of the affected products are mislabelled, posing a potential electric shock hazard.
As of April 20, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one reported incident resulting in minor injury.
Approximately 4,399 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 74,000 were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from May 2019 to January 2020.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Mexico
Leviton Manufacturing Co, Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately discontinue use of their electrical connector and verify if the product is affected. Consumers with an affected unit should disconnect power to it and contact Leviton. Leviton will provide properly labelled replacement products.
Consumers can contact Leviton in one of the following ways:
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
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.