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Outlet Converters Recalled by Ningbo Litesun Electric with Home Depot Due to Shock and Fire 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: Outlet converters

Hazard: The outlet converters front outlet prongs are not configured correctly, resulting in reverse polarity when plugs inserted, posing shock and fire hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Home Depot toll-free at 877-527-0313 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday or online at www.homedepot.com and click on "Product Recalls" located under customer service for more information.

Units: About 42,000

Description: This recall involves commercial electric 15-amp triplex outlet converters, also known as taps, with model number LA-05 and UPC 818897010121. The white plastic converters convert a single electrical outlet into three outlets with an outlet plug on the left, front and right side of the tap. The outlet taps measure 1.7 inches tall by 1.3 inches wide by 1.69 inches deep. On the front facing outlet, neutral and line (power socket) sizes are reversed. The model number is printed on the mold on the side that the prongs are located and the UPC number is printed on a sticker on the top of the converter along with the UL listing.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a consumer who was shocked while using an outlet converter.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled outlet converters and contact Home Depot for a full refund.

Sold Exclusively At: Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.HomeDepot.com from February 2017 through July 2017 for about $5.

Manufacturer: Ningbo Litesun Electric Co. Ltd., of China

Importer: Home Depot Product Authority LLC, of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured In: China