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Milbank recalls meter sockets

Oct. 19, 2009
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Milbank Manufacturing, announced a voluntary recall of about 1,400 single-meter electrical sockets produced by the Kansas City, Mo.-based. The agency said the single-meter 200 amp, ...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Milbank Manufacturing, announced a voluntary recall of about 1,400 single-meter electrical sockets produced by the Kansas City, Mo.-based. The agency said the single-meter 200 amp, four-terminal sockets are used for underground utility meter installations.

Says the CPSC, "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."

Three incidents have been reported of the unit shorting out. No injuries were reported.

The meter sockets were sold by distributors in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachussetts and at local hardware stores in New York from May 2009 through August 2009.

CPSC Bulletin

Hat tip: Kansas City Business Journal