FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2002
PRODUCT: Circuit Breakers - Square D Company of Palatine, Ill., is voluntarilly recalling about 40,000 MA/MH circuit breakers manufactured between October 2000 and March 2002 for between $3,000 to $9,000.
PROBLEM: The circuit breakers may have an incorrect torque load applied to the lug mounting screws. This could cause the clamping load between the lug and the circuit breaker terminals to be lower than specified, resulting in a high temperature condition. Products could overheat causing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Contact Square D for a free repair. Repairs will consist of verifying proper screw torque and tightening all screws that do not meet the required torque specifications. For more information, call (800) 634-8730 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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