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Southwire recalls electrical outlet boxes

The electrical receptacles can overheat when in use

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Southwire Company of Carrollton, Ga., is recalling about 3,000 Garvin Pop-Up Electrical Outlet Floor Box Kits.

The electrical receptacles can overheat when in use, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received three reports of the floor boxes overheating. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Garvin Pop-Up Floor Box Kits with a finish of either stainless steel or brushed brass that each include two electrical receptacles and two USB ports.

The pop-up electrical outlet boxes are designed to be installed into floors with a metal lid that opens and closes to reveal the electrical receptacles and USB ports.

The box kits, manufactured in China, were sold online at,,,, and from January 2016, through August 2018, for about $90.

What to do

Consumers should immediately unplug any electrical devices from the recalled electrical outlet boxes, discontinue their use and contact Southwire for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Southwire toll-free at (888) 803-0492 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at or and click on “Recall” for more information.

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