Ningbo Litesun Electric Co. Ltd., of China has recalled about 42,000 electric 15-amp triplex outlet converters because the outlet prongs are not configured correctly, posing fire and electrocution hazards.
The outlet converters were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from February 2017 through July 2017 for about $5.
According to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
The outlet converters front outlet prongs are not configured correctly, resulting in reverse polarity when plugs inserted, posing shock and fire hazards.”
This recall involves commercial electric 15-amp triplex outlet converters, also known as “taps,” with Model #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.
For more information, consumers can 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.