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Basler Electric Recalls Transformers

  • Basler Class 2 electric transformers
Name of Product:
Electrical transformers
Hazard:
The circuit breaker in the transformer can fail to trip, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
December 09, 2015
Units:
About 11,900
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. 

Recall Details

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.

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. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

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
Recall number:
16-711
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