NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 505-5851
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
North American Breaker Co. Recalls Counterfeit Circuit Breakers Due to
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Counterfeit Circuit Breakers labeled as “Square D”
Units: About 50,000
Distributor/Retailer: North American Breaker Co. Inc. (NABCO), of
Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers labeled “Square D” have been
determined by Square D to be counterfeit and can fail to trip when they
are overloaded, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The counterfeit circuit breakers are black and are labeled
as Square D QO-series models 110, 115, 120, 130, 210, 215, 220, 225,
230, 235, 240, 250, 260, 280, 1515, 1520, 2020, 2125, 315, 340, 350,
360, and 3100. Actual Square D circuit breakers have (a) the amp rating
written on the handle in white paint on the front of the breaker; (b)
the Square D insignia molded onto the breaker side, and; © a yellow
chromate mounting clip with half of the top of the clip visible. If your
breaker, labeled as Square D, does not match this description, it could
Sold by: NABCO, electrical distributors, and retailers nationwide from
March 2003 through April 2006 for between $3 and $85.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact NABCO to determine if the breaker they
have is counterfeit and to arrange for a free inspection and replacement
or refund if necessary.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact NABCO at (866)
505-5851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, email the firm at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firm’s Web site at
www.nabcorecall.com - this is not a Square D Company recall.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to: