Cooper Crouse-Hinds Recalls Ceiling Boxes Designed to Support Ceiling Light Fixtures Due to Impact Hazard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Ceiling boxes
Hazard: The ceiling box can crack causing the light fixture to fall from the ceiling, posing an impact hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Cooper Crouse-Hinds to determine if their product is recalled and whether they will receive a full refund, a free replacement, or a free repair of the ceiling box. If unable to determine via phone, Cooper Crouse-Hinds will send a representative to conduct an on-site identification of the recalled product.
Consumer Contact: Cooper Crouse-Hinds toll-free at (866) 764-5454 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.crousehinds.com and click on Safety Recall under Quick Links on the right of the page for more information
Units; About 22,400
Description: This recall involves five models of Cooper Crouse-Hinds non-metallic, polycarbonate ceiling boxes with manufacturer or part numbers TP16002, TP16022, TP16023, TP16122 and TP16307. The black, round ceiling boxes are 1.5 to 2.25-inches deep and measure between 3.5 and 4-inches in diameter. These devices are used in the installation of ceiling lighting. "CROUSE-HINDS" and "14.8 CU. IN" or "20.8 CU. IN." appear inside the box. The part number is on the product's packaging.
Incidents/Injuries: Cooper Crouse-Hinds is aware of one ceiling box cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Electrical supply stores and sales to commercial contractors, professional installers and other end users by authorized distributors nationwide from December 2012 to April 2013 for between $1.50 and $4.
Manufacturer: Cooper Crouse-Hinds, LLC, of Syracuse, N.Y.
Manufactured in: United States
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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