Lawsuit Info: Defective Outlet Converters Recalled by Ningbo Litesun Electric for Fire and Shock

Name of product: Outlet Converters

Hazard: The front outlet prongs on the outlet converters are not configured correctly, resulting in reverse polarity when plugs are inserted, posing shock and fire hazards to consumers

Remedy: Refund

Recall Date: October 10, 2017

Recall Number: 18-006

Description: This is a recall for the commercial electric 15-amp triplex outlet converters, also known as taps, with the model number LA-05 and UPC code: 818897010121. These white plastic converters can convert a single electrical outlet into three outlets with an outlet plug positioned on the left, front, and right side of the tap. The outlet taps measure 1.7 inches tall by 1.3 inches wide by 1.69 inches deep. On the front facing outlet, neutral and line (power socket) sizes are reversed. The model number is printed on the mold on the side that the prongs are located and the UPC number is printed on a sticker on the top of the converter along with the UL listing.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using this product immediately, and contact Home Depot for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: One report has been made of a consumer who was shocked while using the outlet converter

Sold Exclusively At: Home Depot stores nationwide and online at from February 2017 through July 2017 for roughly $5

Manufacturer(s): Ningbo Litesun Electric Co. Ltd, of China

Importer(s): Home Depot Product Authority LLC, of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufactured In: China

Units: 42,000

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you have purchased this product we recommend that you send a report to receive a full refund of your purchase. We also recommend that you act immediately as this product can cause serious bodily injury. If you or a loved one has already suffered damages as the result of this product then you may be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit and collect proper monetary compensation. If you file a claim with us you could find some, if not all, of these following expenses compensable:

  • All of you medical and hospitalization costs
  • All of your future medical care and treatment
  • A loss of income and loss of future earnings due to long-term recovery or permanent disability due to the accident
  • Compensable economic damages include loss of property or damaged property.
  • Compensable non-economic damages include emotional distress, trauma, PTSD resulting from the accident, pain and suffering and anxiety.

Victims of this recall or recalls similar to this one can contact our law offices to learn more about how to receive compensation for their injuries. Our team of product liability attorneys is committed to ensuring that our clients receive proper representation for their claims.

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