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Eaton Recalls Electrical Meter Breakers

  • Recalled Eaton meter breakers, MBED 3042 series
Name of Product:
Electrical Meter Breakers
Hazard:
The meter breaker's electrical components can be easily accessed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
December 02, 2014
Units:
About 1,100
Consumer Contact

Eaton at (800) 330-6479, Option 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.electrical.eaton.com and click on MBED Safety Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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 ? inches wide by 42 ? 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.

Remedy:

Only qualified electrical contractors should repair the product, and consumers should not open the meter breaker's enclosure. Electrical contractors should immediately contact their meter breaker distributor to determine if any of their units are included in this recall. Contractors will receive a free remedy kit, including shipping. Consumers should contact Eaton or the electrical contractor that installed the recalled meter breaker for the free installation of the repair kit.

Incidents/Injuries:

None

Sold At:
Authorized distributors in California and Nevada from July 2014 through August 2014 from about $200.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
15-710
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