Liberty Hardware Manufacturing is recalling about 374,000 decorative wall plates that can dislodge from the backplate and short circuit the outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock or fire.
The wall plates were sold at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide and online at www.dlawlesshardware.com, www.flyingbulldogs.com, www.lowes.com and www.riverbend.builders from January 2013 through January 2016 for between $5 and $27.
The recalled allen + roth Linden and Brainerd Ironton wall plates have two plates attached by hidden fasteners: (1) a backplate that screws into the wall like traditional wall plates, and (2) a decorative cover that snaps over the cover through use of spring clips. The recalled plates have a smooth, metallic finish and fit a variety of switch and outlet designs. The recalled decorative wall plates snap onto the backplate without the use of screws. Under the decorative plate, the backplate is stamped with the letters “LHMC.”
The firm has received two reports of short circuits when the decorative plate dislodged from the back plate and touched an energized, partially released plug. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plates and contact Liberty Hardware Manufacturing for a full refund. Liberty can be reached toll free at 844-811-4541 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.libertyhardware.com.
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