SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories
November 05, 2007 14:00 ET
UL Warns Consumers of General Protecht Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) Bearing Unauthorized UL Marks
NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying
consumers that General Protecht Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
bear unauthorized UL Marks. The GFCIs have not been evaluated for safety by
UL and are not eligible to bear the UL Mark.
Name of Product: GFCI Duplex Receptacle
Manufacturer: General Protecht Group, Inc.
Date of Manufacture: Prior to July 2007
Hazard: The GFCIs have not been evaluated for safety by UL and are not
eligible to bear the UL Mark. These GFCIs may not trip when a fault is
present and may malfunction resulting in risk of electric shock or fire
On the Packaging: The product is advertised as being sold in the following
colors: white, ivory, gray, almond, brown, and black. The packaging also
includes the following information:
End of Life
GFCI Duplex Receptacle
On the Product:
An unauthorized label bearing this information:
UL Listed E231858
ISSUE NO.: B-386,781
Identifying Uninstalled GFCIs: For those GFCIs not yet installed, the label
can be easily viewed on the device.
Identifying Installed GFCIs: If you suspect GFCIs already installed are
those bearing unauthorized UL Marks, contact a qualified electrician who
will view the label and replace the GFCI if necessary.
What You Should Do: UL recommends that users stop using these GFCIs
immediately and return them to the place of purchase.
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