Safety Switches Recalled Due To Electrical Shock Hazard

Schneider Electric has announced a recall of more than a million Square D Safety Switches that stay on even when the safety switch handle is in the “off” position. Officials say the defect poses an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

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Schneider Electric has announced a recall of more than a million Square D Safety Switches that stay on even when the safety switch handle is in the “off” position. Officials say the defect poses an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers.

The recall, announced April 17, involves the Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R safety switches. The products were sold between January 2014 and January 2018 at authorized Schneider Electric distributors, Home Depot, Lowe’s, original equipment manufacturers and others stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and Lowes.com.

According to the recall notice, no incidents or injuries have been reported. Schneider Electric has provided inspection procedures for products sold and currently installed to help consumers identify the recalled switches.

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