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Electrical Panels Recalled Due to Thermal Burn, Fire Hazard
June 20, 2022 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Schneider Electric is recalling about 1.4 million electrical panels due to a potential issue that causes them to overheat, creating a thermal burn and fire hazard. The electrical panels – also known as load centers or breaker boxes -- are the company’s Square D QO Plug-On-Load Neutral Load Center products.
The products being recalled were sold between February 2020 and January 2022. Facility managers should check the part number on their unit and compare it to the list on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall notice.
Schneider Electric is actively contacting users it knows bought the recalled products. But facility managers can also contact Schneider Electric to arrange to have a licensed electrician inspect the installation free of charge to determine if repair or replacement is required.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Greg Zimmerman is senior contributing editor for FacilitiesNet.com and Building Operating Management magazine.
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