Nexans Canada Inc. 4C12(1) AC90 12-gauge electrical cable recalled due to fire hazard

Recall Information

This recall involves Nexans 14-gauge electrical cable labelled as “4C12(1) AC90 CU ST1 ZERO HAL” sold in 75 metre spools. The product can be identified by product number 633735 and UPC 62208933735.

This recalled product was available to electrical contractors who may have used the recalled cable in Canadian buildings.

Hazard identified: The affected product was mislabelled as a size 12-gauge cable when the product is a size 14-gauge cable. The size 14-gauge cable is smaller and does not have the current rating of a 12-gauge cable. Running a current suitable for a size 12-gauge conductor through a size 14-gauge conductor may lead to the cable overheating and circuit breaker trips, potentially posing a fire hazard.

As of May 5, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold: The company reported that 81 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold: The affected products were sold from October, 2019 to January, 2021.

For more information, please visit: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2021/75589r-eng.php