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RECALL: Automatic Transfer Switch Can Overheat


By Naomi Millán Power & Communication

About 6,600 Kohler 100-amp service entrance rated automatic transfer switches have been recalled by the company. The transfer switch can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported to the company due to the transfer switch failure, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission recall 18-165.

The affected transfer switch model is number RXT-JFNC 100ASE, which is printed on a nameplate located on the inside cover of the unit. The units were sold between February 2012 and January 2018.

Facility managers affected by this recall are directed to contact Kohler for a free repair. The company can be reached at 800-892-7709, at generator.feedback@kohler.com, or www.kohlergenerators.com.  

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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