by , on July 11, 2014

A potential nonconformance has been issued by Schneider Electric for FA, FH, FI, FY circuit breakers manufactured between May 8, 2013 and June 10, 2013. Additionally, a nonconformance has been issued for KI manufactured from May 2, 2013 – June 21, 2013 built to the UL489 circuit breaker standard.

The safety alert indicates the recalled circuit breakers could potentially have a nonconforming latch in the mechanism. If that is the case, the circuit breaker may not trip on an overload condition. This risk could result in property damage and personal injury.

If you use this specific item, it is recommended to do the following in relation to this recall:

  • Use the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) & follow safe electrical work practices. See NFPA 70E
  • Make sure equipment is installed and serviced by qualified electrical personnel.
  • Be sure all power supplying the equipment is turned off  prior to working on or inside equipment.
  • Confirm power is off by using a properly rated voltage sensing device.
  • Check the dates (located on front of the circuit breaker) of your breaker to be sure it falls between the dates in the affected date range.

See the complete notice

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Hugh Hoagland
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