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Schneider Electric Recalls Square D-Brand F and K Frame Circuit Breakers

  • FA/FH – 1, 2 & 3 Pole
  • FI – 2 & 3 Poles and FY – 1 Pole
  • KI – 2 & 3 Poles I-Line and KI - 2 & 3 Poles
Name of Product:
Square D<strong> </strong>branded, molded case F and K frame circuit breakers
Hazard:
The circuit breaker can fail to trip when an overload occurs, posing the risk of fire, burn and electric shock.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
March 18, 2014
Units:
About 28,400
Consumer Contact

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.

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold Through
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.
Importer:

Schneider Electric USA Inc., of Palatine, Ill.

Importer

Schneider Electric USA Inc., of Palatine, Ill.

Manufactured In:
Mexico
Recall number:
14-134
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