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Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cables

Description: This recall involves 250-foot and 1,000-foot 12/2 metal clad aluminum armored cabling with date codes between August 2015 and November 2015. The cable is typically installed behind walls, connecting the circuit breaker panel to a 120-volt wall outlet or lighting switch. The date code is printed, in a MMMYY format (ex. Aug15), on the back side of the hang tag attached to the cabling at the time of purchase. [Learn More]

About 57,000 units were affected by this recall.

Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cables
United Copper Recalls Metal Clad Cables Due to Fire and Shock Hazards (Recall Alert)

Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cables. Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cable label

Metal Clad (MC) aluminum armored cables Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date08/30/2016
Recall ID7841
Recall Number16769
Product TypeElectric Wire or Wiring Systems
HazardA damaged conductor coating can cause the cable to short circuit, posing fire and shock hazards.
InjuriesNone reported
RemedyConsumers should immediately contact United Copper to schedule a free inspection to determine whether their cable is included in the recall. Consumers cannot safely identify or replace the recalled cable that is likely installed within the walls of the building. United Copper is directly contacting distributors who purchased the recalled cable.
Remedy OptionReplace
ContactUnited Copper toll-free at 866-866-5677 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Last Updated09/02/2016
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