Important Recall Of 1.4 Million Schneider Electrical Panels
What Was Recalled
On June 16, 2022, Schneider Electric placed a recall of 1.4 million electrical panels stating the load center can overheat which can result in thermal burn and fire hazards.
This recall is for the Square™ D QO™ Plug-on-Neutral Load Centers which involves both the outdoor and indoor models as well as the original equipment manufacturer. These circuit breaker boxes, sold in gray in varying sizes, were manufactured between February 2020 and January 2022 with date codes between 200561 and 220233
The recall number is 22-159. In addition, circuit breaker boxes that have covers that were manufactured between December 2019 and March 2022 are also included in the recall.
Where Was It Sold
The recalled product was sold by authorized Schneider Electric distributors as well as hardware stores and home improvement stores both in store and online. This includes Home Depot, Lowe’s Hardware and Menard’s.
These products were available for purchase between February 2020 and January 2022 with a price range between $90 and $1,660.
How To Find The Code
If your load center is installed outdoors, you can find the manufacturing date code on the inside of the cover or door. It can also be on the box itself when the door is open.
For those centers that are indoors, you will need to find a qualified electrician who can locate the interior date codes. You can find the part numbers for the circuit breaker box covers on the inside of the electrical panel doors.
What To Do If Yours Is Recalled
You should receive a call from Schneider Electric as they are directly contacting all known retailers, homeowners, distributors or anyone that has installed the recalled circuit breaker box.
If you have purchased a circuit breaker box or have installed one, you can contact Schneider Electric immediately and they will provide a free inspection of the product. If it is determined that any parts need to be replaced or repaired, that will also be free of charge. In addition, if you have an uninstalled recalled product, contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement.
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