Schneider Electric Square D Safety Switch Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Schneider Electric Square D Safety Switch Recall [US]Schneider Electric USA Inc., an Andover, Massachusetts establishment, recalls an estimated 1,079,000 Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches due to suspected operational failure and consequential risks of electric shock, electrocution, death and property damage, all serious health hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ajVn30jNZGg

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Schneider-Electric-Recalls-Square-D-Safety-Switches-Due-to-Electrical-Shock-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches. The switches are a dark gray metal box with a black handle on the side that can be moved to an “ON” or “OFF” position.

  • The “OFF” position is designed to shut off the flow of electricity. The Switches may be used in or around commercial buildings, outbuildings, apartments and homes. They measure about 10 inches by 7 inches by 4 inches. Brand name “Square D”, the ampere of the Safety Switches and the 120/240-volt or 240-volt marking is printed on a label on the front of the Safety Switches.

The recalled switches were manufactured between January 1, 2014 through January 18, 2018 and have date codes 1401 through 1803. The date codes are in the YYWW format (example: 1401 = year 2014, week 1). The date code of the product can only be found on the inside of the cover and is not accessible if the product is installed and in-service. Only Safety Switches with the following catalog numbers printed on a separate label on the side are included in the recall:

  • CD321NRB
  • D211NRB
  • D211NRBCP
  • D221NRB
  • D221NRBCP
  • D221NRBUP
  • D321NRB
  • D321NRBCP
  • D321NRBUP
  • DU221RB
  • DU221RBUP
  • DU222RB
  • DU222RBUP
  • DU321RB
  • DU321RBUP
  • DU321RBCP
  • DU322RB
  • DU322RBCP
  • DU322RBUP

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Safety Switches can be found on the Web site/sites listed above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the power can stay on and the circuits remain energized when the Safety Switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to operators.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Safety Switches, please do not rely on them to turn the power off. Instead, 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, contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement safety switch and free service support to install the replacement Switch. If the Safety Switches is not installed and included in the recall, contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement safety switch.

Instructions on how to inspect the Safety Switches can be found at http://www.schneider-electric.us/gdss-safetyalert.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Schneider Electric toll-free at 1-877-672-1953 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.schneider-electric.us/gdss-safetyalert or http://www.schneider-electric.com and click on “Square D” link (found under Quick Links) for more information.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 18-140
Recalls Direct RIN: 10118-2018
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