Recalls: Panelboards or Circuit Breakers or GFCIs or Fuses

February 23, 2017 Carrier Expands Recall of Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard

This expanded recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement power cord as part of the 2007 recall. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230-volt, 20-amp outlets. The following brands and models are being recalled: • Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 53MQ; • Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and • Fast models 840, 841, and 842. Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at Read more.

December 9, 2015 Basler Electric Recalls Transformers Due to Fire, Shock Hazards (Recall Alert)

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. Read more.

December 18, 2014 Schneider Electric Recalls PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire, Burn, Electrical Shock Hazards

The recall involves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers with thermal-magnetic trip units. The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D, G, J, L and R. They were manufactured in two pole and three pole configurations with either lug-in/lug-out or plug-in (I-Line) style connectors. Brand name "Schneider Electric" or "Square D" is on a yellow sticker above the breaker handle and on the top of a label on the side of the circuit breaker. A label on the front of the circuit breaker to the left of the breaker handle has the catalog number at the top. The number also appears on a label on the side of the breaker. Schneider Electric catalog numbers begin with "NJ" and Square D catalog numbers begin with "J." A label on the front of the circuit breaker to the right of the breaker handle has the date code in the lower right corner. Recalled circuit breakers were manufactured from March 26, 2014 through September 26, 2014 and have date codes 14131 through 14395. The date codes are in the YYWWD format (example: 14131 = year 2014, week 13, day of the work week 1/ Monday). Breakers with following catalog numbers are being recalled: Catalog Number Breaker Type (N)JDX26XXX 2 Pole (N)JGX26XXX 2 Pole (N)JJX26XXX 2 Pole (N)JLX26XXX 2 Pole (N)JDX36XXX 3 Pole (N)JGX36XXX 3 Pole (N)JJX36XXX 3 Pole (N)JLX36XXX 3 Pole (N)JRX36XXX 3 Pole Read more.

December 2, 2014 Eaton Recalls Electrical Meter Breakers Due to Shock Hazard (Recall Alert)

This recall involves MBED 3042 series residential meter breaker. The meter breakers are service entrance equipment systems that consist of a single meter socket and load center or a meter socket and main breaker combined in one enclosure. The meter breakers have gray metallic enclosures and measure about 14 ¼ inches wide by 42 ½ inches high by 7 inches deep. The recalled units have catalog numbers MBED3042B200BF, MBED3042B200BF6, MBED3042B225PV or MBED3042PV200BF. The catalog number is located on the unit's packaging. The enclosures have a single warning label on the bottom of the lower right compartment door, which is secured with a latch and hasp at the bottom. Consumers should not open the meter breaker's enclosure. Read more.

November 20, 2014 Tyco Fire Protection Recalls Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels Due to Failure to Activate (Recall Alert)

The recalled Simplex 4100ES Fire Control Panel is an addressable fire alarm control panel that can support up to 2,500 addressable points, fire alarm and emergency voice communications and peer-to-peer networking operations. The metal cabinets containing the panel are red or white and measure about 22 inches to 56 inches in height, 24 inches in width and 7 inches in depth. The panels have Simplex 4100ES printed on the front of the panel. Read more.

March 18, 2014 Schneider Electric Recalls Square D-Brand F and K Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard

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. Read more.

September 23, 2010 Siemens Recalls Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves Siemens and Murray 15 through 50 AMP single and double pole circuit breakers, load centers (circuit breakers that come with an electrical panel), and meter combos (contain a load center and a meter socket). “Siemens” or “Murray,” date codes 0610 or 0710 and the catalog number are printed on a label on the side of the circuit breakers. Date codes between June 2010 through August 2010 are stamped on the inside of the metal box of the load centers and meter combos. The catalog number for the load centers and meter combos is printed on a label inside the metal box door and on the packaging. Read more.

August 2, 2010 Miami Breaker Recalls Counterfeit Square D Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard

The counterfeit circuit breakers are marked as Square D in the QO series. The models are QO115 (about 7,800 units), QO120 (about 26,300 units), QO130 (about 3,200 units), QO215 (about 350 units), QO220 (about 720 units), QO230 (about 1,780 units), QO240 (about 1,130 units), QO250 (about 1,150 units) and QO260 (about 1,150 units). Genuine Square D QO breakers have the following: (1) the amp rating written on the handle in white paint on the front of the breaker, (2) the Square D insignia molded onto the breaker side; (3) a yellow chromate clip with half of the top of the clip visible. If your breaker does not match this description, it could be counterfeit. Read more.

October 15, 2009 Single Meter Sockets Recalled by Milbank Manufacturing Due to Fire and Electrocution Hazards

The single meter 200 amp/4 terminal sockets are used for underground utility meter installations. The meter socket is 20 3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches deep with 1 meter position. It is used by the approving utility to mount their electric meter to measure how much electricity a residence uses. It can be used for an underground residential application. The recalled model number 9090 appears on the right or left side of the installed meter socket. If not installed, model numbers U9090-O or R9090-O will appear on the label on the outside of the box. Read more.

April 9, 2008 Fire Alarm Control Panel Recalled By Gamewell FCI Due to Alert Failure

This recall involves Gamewell-FCI 7100 Series fire alarm control panels. The panels provide control, display and annunciation information. The series includes the following model numbers: Read more.