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Safety Alert

Southwire Recalls Electrical Outlet Boxes Due to Fire Hazard

Name of product: Garvin Pop-Up Electrical Outlet Floor Box Kits

Hazard: The electrical receptacles can overheat when in use, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: August 20, 2019

Units: About 3,000

Consumer Contact: Southwire toll-free at 888-803-0492 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.garvinindustries.com or www.southwire.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

Description: This recall involves Garvin Pop-Up Floor Box Kits with a finish of either stainless steel or brushed brass that each include two electrical receptacles and two USB ports. The pop-up electrical outlet boxes are designed to be installed into floors with a metal lid that opens and closes to reveal the electrical receptacles and USB ports.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug any electrical devices from the recalled electrical outlet boxes, discontinue their use and contact Southwire for a full refund. Incidents/Injuries: Southwire has received three reports of the floor boxes overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Online at garvinindustries.com, acdcusa.com, cesco.com, gordonelectricsupply.com, platt.com and usesi.com from January 2016 through August 2018 for about $90.

Importer: Garvin Industries Inc., of of Franklin Park, Ill.

Distributor: Southwire Company LLC, of Carrollton, Ga.

Manufactured In: China