Recall: Electrical transformers
On 2015-12-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Electrical transformers due to a potential fire and electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2014.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Basler Electric Company transformers recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Circuit Breakers / Interrupters category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The circuit breaker in the transformer can fail to trip, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Basler Class 2 electric transformers with date codes between 1435 and 1446 which use a Tyco circuit breaker. The date code is located on the top line of the transformer's data plate.
These items were sold new+ at Basler Electric to manufacturers and distributors of end products that contain these transformers from September 2014 to Novermber 2014 for various prices.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Manufacturers and distributors should immediately stop distributing the recalled transformers and contact Basler to receive free replacement transformers. Due to the risk of shock, consumers should not attempt to open or replace the recalled transformers on their own but should contact the manufacturer of their product for further instructions. Basler has notified manufacturers and distributors about the recall directly.
Manufacturers and distributors can contact Basler collect at 618-654-2341 ext. 230 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Manufacturers and distributors have been advised by Basler Electric that they should immediately contact consumers who have the recalled transformers.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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