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Solar Panel Connectors Recalled Due to Shock Hazard


By Naomi Millán Power & Communication

Amphenol UTX PV model connectors sold with a variety of solar panels have been recalled because they can develop microscopic cracks that allow moisture to seep into the system, posing an electric shock hazard.

The connectors have a black plastic exterior with “Amphenol” and “UTX PV” stamped on the end.  They consist of a male pin on one end and a female socket on the other end. The company has received no incident reports at this time, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall number 17-736.

About 97,000 units are included in this recall. Facility managers affected by this recall should contact the manufacturer, SolarWorld Americas, for a free replacement at 855-467-6527 or www.solarworld-usa.com.

This Quick Read was submitted by Naomi Millán, senior editor of Building Operating Management magazine, naomi.millan@tradepress.com. Go here for other recent recall notices.

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