Recall: Schneider Electric Square D Branded, Molded Case F and K Frame Circuit Breakers
On 2014-03-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Schneider Electric Square D Branded, Molded Case F and K Frame Circuit Breakers due to a potential fire, burn and electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2013 for about $200 to $9260.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Schneider Electric circuit breaker 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 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 634-8730
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What is the problem?
The circuit breaker can fail to trip when an overload occurs, posing the risk of fire, burn and electric shock.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Square D brand models FA, FH, FI and FY one-, two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 15 to 100 amps, and model KI two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 110 to 250 amps. The F model breakers were manufactured May 8, 2013 through June 10, 2013 and have date codes 13193 through 13241. The K models were manufactured May 2, 2013 through June 21, 2013 and have date codes 13184 through 13255. The date codes are YYWWD format (example: 13184 = year 2013, week 18, day of the work week 4/ Thursday). The circuit breakers have a yellow label with the words "Square D" or the Square D logo. Model information can be found on the faceplate.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Schneider Electric distributors nationwide such as Border States Electric Supply, Crescent Electric Supply Co., Dealers Electric Supply Co., Graybar Electric Co., Rexel, W.W. Grainger from May 2013 to June 2013 for between $200 and $9,260.
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:
Consumers should immediately check to see if they have the recalled circuit breakers. Consumers with uninstalled products will receive a replacement. Installed products will be replaced at no charge to the customer with an allowance of up to $300 per site to cover labor costs.
Schneider Electric USA at (800) 634-8730 anytime. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.schneider-electric.us and click on "customer notification" under the popular links category 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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