Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SQ-D Recalls F and K Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard

Schneider Electric has issued a recall for over 28,000 units of its Square D-Brand F and K Frame circuit breakers due to a fire hazard on March 18,2014. Specifically, this recall involves Square D brand models FA, FH, FI and FY one-, two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 15 to 100 amps, and model KI two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 110 to 250 amps. 

The F model breakers were manufactured May 8, 2013, through June 10, 2013 and have date codes 13193 through 13241.

The K models were manufactured May 2, 2013 through June 21, 2013 and have date codes 13184 through 13255.The date codes are YYWWD format (example: 13184 = year 2013, week 18, day of the work week 4/ Thursday).

The circuit breakers have a yellow label with the words “Square D” or the Square D logo. Model information can be found on the faceplate.

No incidents or injuries have been reported, but users should immediately check to see if they have the recalled circuit breakers. Buyers with uninstalled products will receive a replacement.

Installed products will be replaced at no charge to the customer with an allowance of up to $300 per site to cover labor costs.

Recall Summary

Name of product: Square D brand molded case F and K frame circuit breakers

Hazard: The circuit breaker can fail to trip when an overload occurs, posing the risk of fire, burn and electric shock.

Remedy: Replace

Schneider Electric USA at (800) 634-8730 anytime. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website and click on “customer notification” under the popular links category for more information.


Consumer Product Safety Commission
The breakers were sold through authorized Schneider Electric distributors nationwide after May 2013 for between $200 and $9,260.

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