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Electrical Outlet Recalled due to Burn Risk

By Burg Simpson
April 10, 2020
2 min read

Pass & Seymour, Inc. is recalling a line of its electrical outlets due to a manufacturing defect that can lead to burn injuries. The specific outlet is called the “Commercial-Grade Tamper Resistant Duplex Receptacles” and is pictured below. According to the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission, a manufacturing error within the electrical outlet “could lead consumers to incorrectly force the plug into the receptacle, causing the plug blades to overheat, posing a burn risk to the consumer.”

This recall is expansive and covers more than 685,000 outlets that were sold nationwide. If you have one of the recalled outlets, the Consumer Safety Commission advises that you stop using the outlet immediately and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement, a full refund, or a refund in the form of a credit. For more information about this recall, including a list of model numbers affected, click here.

electrical outlet

According to the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission, deaths, injuries, and property damage from defective products cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. Product liability attorneys seek to hold companies who produce defective products responsible and, in so doing, encourage manufacturers to produce safe products.

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If you or a loved one have suffered burn injuries from a defective outlet or been injured by a defective product, call one of the award-winning products liability attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office today. Our experienced lawyers possess the resources and reputation to fight for your legal rights and hold the world’s largest manufacturers accountable. Our compassionate team is committed to helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Call 513-852-5600 to discuss your potential claim, or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today!

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