I am not sure if anyone posted this before as I did not find anything on the search feature so it might be on the old boards but I wanted to post some of it here just in case.
Product Recall Information -
Square D Arc Fault Breakers Manufactured between March1, 2004 and September 23, 2004 are the Arc Faults being recalled.
Ok…Why did I post this again… it was posted last year so the reason I am posting it is to show some model numbers and things to look for.
Here are the products affected :
QO115AFI,QO120AFI,QOB115AFI,QOB120AFI,HOM115AFI and HOM120AFI
Just a note…the TEST button on those models are BLUE…
Ok…the Identidying Date Codes…when you see one of these you think is one from the recall…remember to check the date code…
" To identify if a product was produced during this timeframe, you must find the product date code, STAMPED IN RED ON THE BREAKER LABEL located just above the wiring terminal."
"If the date code on the arc fault circuit breaker matches one of the date codes listed below, please follow the procedure I will also post below:
Affected Date Codes : CN, DN, EN, FN, GN, HN and JN
Note: Arc Faults produced before 3/2004 ( AN, BN ) or after 10/2004 ( KN) are not affected. Also breakers that carry the date code BEFORE CN are in compliance ( AN,BN and any date code ending in “L” or “M” )
OK…if you find one…refer it to an electrician ASAP…They will replace it and test it and return the recalled one to the Square D retailer.
Important note: While the AFC FAULT function of the recalled items is the problem…they still aoffer the same protection of Short Circuit and Overload Protection as a standard breaker…However they are ARC FAULT for a reason and should be replaced ASAP…
Just in case you run into one guys…figured I would post some numbers for you…