CPSC: Kohler 100-amp Service-entrance Automatic Transfer Switches
On 2018-05-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Kohler 100-amp Service-entrance Automatic Transfer Switches due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2012 for about $530.
About 7,000 units are involved in this automatic transfer switches recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Outlets, Timers & Switches category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The transfer switch can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Kohler 100-amp service entrance rated automatic transfer switches used with Kohler brand residential and commercial generators. "Kohler" is printed on the outside panel. Model number RXT-JFNC 100ASE and the serial number are printed on a nameplate located on the inside cover of the unit.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Kohler distributors and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through January 2018 for about $530.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately contact an authorized Kohler service representative or Kohler directly to schedule a free repair.
Kohler at 800-892-7709 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.kohlergenerators.com and click on "Voluntary Recall" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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