Safety Alert Number 0910288


Single Meter Sockets Recalled by Milbank Manufacturing
Due to Fire and Electrocution Hazards
Release # 10-012
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 537-0881
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Single Meter Sockets
Units: About 1,400
Manufacturer: Milbank Manufacturing Co. , of Kansas City, Mo. Hazard: A short may occur while in use due to an incorrect bridge installed in the product, to which the meter clips are attached. If the manufacturing defect exists, all metal parts of the meter could create a shock or burns can occur if the cover is off and the
meter socket is energized. Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents have been reported of the unit shorting out. No injuries were reported. Description: The single meter 200 amp/4 terminal sockets are used for underground utility meter installations. The meter socket is
20 3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches deep with 1 meter position. It is used by the approving utility to mount their
electric meter to measure how much electricity a residence uses. It can be used for an underground residential application. The
recalled model number 9090 appears on the right or left side of the installed meter socket. If not installed, model numbers U9090-
O or R9090-O will appear on the label on the outside of the box. Sold at: Electrical supply distributors in N.Y. , Pa. , Vt. and Mass. and at local hardware stores in N.Y. from May 2009 through
August 2009 for about $70. Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact the electrical supply contractor who installed
the sockets. Contractors will contact Milbank Manufacturing for a replacement or reimbursement. Milbank will contact all
distributors and stores where the recalled product was sold. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Milbank Manufacturing's Sales Engineer toll-free at (888) 537-0881
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.milbankmfg.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10012.html