Recall: SolarWorld Connectors Sold with Solar Panels
On 2017-03-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SolarWorld Connectors Sold with Solar Panels due to a potential electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2016 for about $330.
About 100,000 units are involved in this Amphenol Industrial Solar Technologies solar panels recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Solar Panels category in 2017.
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What is the problem?
The connectors that are attached to the solar panels can develop microscopic cracks that allow moisture to leak into them while the system is producing electricity, posing an electrical shock hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Amphenol UTX PV model connectors sold with solar panels. The electrical connectors are used to connect various types of photovoltaic solar panels to the electrical connection system. The connectors have a black plastic exterior with "Amphenol" and "UTX PV" stamped on the end. They consist of a male pin on one end and a female socket on the other end.
These items were sold new+ at Solar panel installers nationwide from November 2016 through December 2016 for about $330 per solar panel with the connectors.
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 SolarWorld for a free replacement connector. SolarWorld has contacted all purchasers of this product directly.
SolarWorld toll-free at 855-467-6527 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.solarworld-usa.com and click on "Recall Notice" in the centerof the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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