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

The circuit breaker in the transformer can fail to trip, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.

Recall date: December 09, 2015
Recall number: 16-711
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  • Basler Class 2 electric transformers

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    Basler Class 2 electric transformers

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Electrical transformers

Hazard:

The circuit breaker in the transformer can fail to trip, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.

Consumer Contact:

Manufacturers and distributors can contact Basler collect at 618-654-2341 ext. 230 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Manufacturers and distributors have been advised by Basler Electric that they should immediately contact consumers who have the recalled transformers. 

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Recall Details

Units

About 11,900

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Manufacturers and distributors should immediately stop distributing the recalled transformers and contact Basler to receive free replacement transformers. Due to the risk of shock, consumers should not attempt to open or replace the recalled transformers on their own but should contact the manufacturer of their product for further instructions. Basler has notified manufacturers and distributors about the recall directly. 

Sold at

Basler Electric to manufacturers and distributors of end products that contain these transformers from September 2014 to Novermber 2014 for various prices.

Manufacturer(s)

Basler Electric Company, of Highland, Ill.

Manufactured in

Mexico

  • Basler Class 2 electric transformers