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Electrical connectors made by Leviton Manufacturing are recalled due to shock hazard

Electrical connectors by Levingon Are Recalled Due to Shock HazardLeviton Manufacturing is recalling about 98,000 50 ampere, non-NEMA electrical connectors, plugs, receptacles, and inlets in the United States and about 4,400 units in Canada.

The electrical connection devices can have mislabeled terminal markings, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Leviton has received four reports of mismarked devices, including one report of a consumer who received an electrical shock, and three reports of minor property damage to equipment with which the devices were being used.

This recall involves Leviton 50-ampere, non-NEMA electrical connectors, plugs, receptacles and inlet attachment devices. The recalled connection devices are used to transmit power to electrical equipment that isn’t hard-wired to a power source.

Leviton is printed on the devices. Date codes can be found on the back cover of connectors and plugs, on the side housing of receptacles and inlets, and on the label of each box.

The recall includes the following model/catalog numbers and date codes:  

CATALOG NUMBERS

DATE CODES

3762C

CS6365C

1E19C0

1I19C0

3763C

CS6365W

1E29C0

1I29C0

3764C

CS6369

1E39C0

1I39C0

3765C

CS6370

1E49C0

1I49C0

3769

CS6375

1E59C0

1I59C0

3771

CS6377

1F19C0

1J19C0

3775

CS8264C

1F29C0

1J29C0

3777

CS8265C

1F39C0

1J39C0

6360CR

CS8269

1F49C0

1J49C0

6364CR

CS8275

1G19C0

1K19C0

6365CR

CS8464C

1G29C0

1K29C0

6369CR

CS8465C

1G39C0

1K39C0

6370CR

CS8469

1G49C0

1K49C0

6375CR

CS8164C

1H19C0

1K59C0

7379

CS8165C

1H29C0

1L19C0

7764C

CS8169

1H39C0

1L29C0

7765C

CS8175

1H49C0

 

7958

CS8364C

   

CS6360C

CS8365C

   

CS6361C

CS8369

   

CS6364C

CS837-410-5W1

   

CS6364W

CS8375

   

Only electrical connectors without a blue dot on the device and packaging are included in this recall.

The electrical connection devices were sold at electrical distributors and online at www.Amazon.com from May 2019 through January 2020 for between $40 and $90.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled devices, disconnect power to them, and contact Leviton to arrange for a free replacement device, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call Leviton toll at 877-978-2032 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.Leviton.com and click on “Recall Information.”

Copyright 2020, Rita R. Robison, Consumer and Personal Finance Journalist

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