Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

United Copper Recalls Metal Clad Cables Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cables

Hazard: A damaged conductor coating can cause the cable to short circuit, posing fire and shock hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: United Copper toll-free at 866-866-5677 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.unitedcopper.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 57,000

Description: This recall involves 250-foot and 1,000-foot metal clad aluminum armored cabling with date codes between August 2015 and November 2015. The cable is typically installed behind walls, connecting the circuit breaker panel to a 120-volt wall outlet or lighting switch. The date code is printed, in a MMMYY format (ex. Aug15), on the back side of the hang tag attached to the cabling at the time of purchase.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact United Copper to schedule a free inspection to determine whether their cable is included in the recall. Consumers cannot safely identify or replace the recalled cable that is likely installed within the walls of the building. United Copper is directly contacting distributors who purchased the recalled cable.

Sold at: Electrical distributors nationwide from August 2015 through November 2015 for about between $80 and $90 for the 250-foot reel, and between $310 and $370 for the 1000-foot reel.

Manufacturer: United Copper Inc., of Denton, Texas

Manufactured in: U.S.