Note for context:
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an incident of a loose wire. No injuries have been reported. This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
Inspection and any resulting repair is free of charge. Consumers who continue to use the load centers while awaiting the free repair should have working smoke alarms in their homes.
Can you tell me where on the panel I would find the part number to identify it?
Read the recall! It tells you where to find the numbers.
The recalled circuit breaker boxes were manufactured between February 2020 and January 2022, with date codes between 200561 and 220233.
I suspect this will effect thousands of homes constructed in Florida where Square-D has at least 50% market share. Something new for Realtors to flip out over.
I also posted the info in my first post!
Schnieder will be paying thousands of people to inspect and/or repair these panels. Perhaps HI’s could get paid to inspect?
A big question: if we see such a panel in the field, how do we know if it’s already been inspected and repaired? Is there going to be a sticker or color marker used?
On the store shelf:
“Existing inventory with date codes prior to January 13, 2022 has been validated and is marked with a green dot to indicate compliance with Schneider Electric design and manufacturing standards. Any product marked with a green dot on the carton is excluded from this notice”
I don’t have that answer, but I assume it will be similar to when an HVAC unit gets inspected and repaired… The Serial Number gets removed and replaced with a new number. Since electric panels don’t normally have S#'s, i expect to see an updated Model # with an extension that indicates the Recall status, or the number simply removed and not replaced.
This shows what kind of lawsuit environment we are now living in. There has been Only ONE known issue, and now they’re recalling over a million panels
There is bound to be more to it that made that decision necessary. We only have access to a synopsis of the decision. Wait till you hear the full story (you may have a long wait).
They’re not even releasing the inspection criteria, except to contractors who apply to the program. I’ll bet there’s an NDA involved… and probably binding arbitration.
Thank you Jeffrey for sharing.
That’s crazy. They’re going to have to go through the supply houses to track down who bought them and where they installed them.
Now, hint hint, if only some national inspection organization contracted so that members get a payment or bounty for finding such defective panels in the field…
Just inspected this panel today. Panel was an outdoor service panel. According to the recall “The recalled circuit breaker boxes were manufactured between February 2020 and January 2022, with date codes between 200561 and 220233.
For installed outdoor load centers, the manufacturing date codes are printed on the inside of the cover or door of the unit or on the box itself when the cover or door is open”.
Is this the manufacturing date code? And if so I believe I have ran into the first one of these that falls under the recall correct?
Photo of the inside with the cover removed?
You have to check the model number, not just the date code.
It’s only plug on neutral models I seem to recall.
That appears to be a Plug On Neutral panel, but with pigtail breakers.
There should be a model number somewhere under the cover.
Here’s what a repaired unit sticker looks like:
It’s a screw torque thing, so should be fixable in place in most cases.
Apparently the machine that applied the torque in the factory was misadjusted.