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

A damaged conductor coating can cause the cable to short circuit

United Copper Recalls Metal Clad Cables Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
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August 30, 2016

United Copper has issued a recall involving about 57,000 250-foot and 1,000-foot metal clad aluminum armored cabling.

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

There have been no reported injuries to date.

The affected cable has 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.

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.

For further information, consumers can contact United Copper toll-free at (866) 866-5677.