Schneider Electric Recalls Safety Switches Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Schneider Electric Recalls Safety Switches Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Schneider Electric has recalled about 1,079,000 units of the Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches because the power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

Schneider Electric has recalled about 1,079,000 units of the Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches because the power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers. The recall was announced April 17.

The recalled switches were manufactured between Jan. 1, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2018 and have date codes 1401 through 1803. A full list of the catalog numbers of the recalled switches can be found here.

The switches were sold at authorized Schneider Electric distributors, Home Depot, Lowe’s, original equipment manufacturers and others stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, and Lowes.com. Consumers should immediately inspect installed safety switches by moving the handle to the “OFF” position. If the power stays on when the handle is in the “OFF” position, they should contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement safety switch and free service support to install the replacement switch. Further instructions can be found at Schneider Electric’s website.

No incidents or injuries have been reported, and Schneider Electric recalled the products voluntarily.  

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