Recall: Schneider Electric Square D Brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches
On 2018-04-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Schneider Electric Square D Brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2014 for about $40 to $500.
About 1 million units are involved in this Schneider Electric safety switch recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Circuit Breakers / Interrupters 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 power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the "OFF" position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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What should I do if I own this recalled product?
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately inspect installed safety switches by moving the handle to the "OFF" position. If the power stays on when the handle is in the "OFF" position, contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement safety switch and free service support to install the replacement switch. If the safety switch is not installed and included in the recall, contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement safety switch. Instructions on how to inspect the switch can be found at www.schneider-electric.us/gdss-safetyalert.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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