360 Electrical Recalls Surge Protectors Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

Idealist surge protector, model number 360320

Idealist surge protector, model number 360320

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 10, 2016

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Surge protectors

Hazard:  The surge protectors can short circuit when non-grounded plugs are connected, posing a shock or fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:  360 Electrical toll-free at 844-827-4207 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.360electrical.com, hover over “Support” at the top of the page and click on “Warranty,” then click on “Agent, Idealist and Idealist 2.4 RECALL INFO” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 9,300 (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:  This recall involves three models of surge protectors, Idealist (360320), Idealist 2.4 (360321) and Agent (360322). The model number is located on the underside of the unit. The units have seven outlets, come in black or white and measure 14.5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. “360electrical” is printed on the front of the units. Recalled surge protectors do not have a single check mark engraved on the underside of the unit, right next to the model number.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protectors and contact 360 Electrical for a free replacement.

Sold at:  B&H Photo stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and bhphotovideo.com from July 2015 through February 2016 for between $33 and $40.

Importer(s):  360 Electrical LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah

Distributor(s):  360 Electrical LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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