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Consumer Alert: Safety Recall Notice

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Schneider Electric Recalls Square D Safety Switches Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

This recall involves Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R safety switches. Although this switch type is commonly used in air conditioning unit installations, there are other industrial/commercial/residential applications.

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 switch and the 120/240-volt or 240-volt marking is printed on a label on the front of the safety switch.

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 specific catalog numbers printed on a separate label on the side are included in the recall. Click here to view the complete recall notice, and to see the specific catalog numbers.

You may also contact Schneider Electric direct: 877-672-1953 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.schneider-electric.us/gdss-safetyalert or www.schneider-electric.com and click on “Square D” (found under Quick Links) for more information.

Cobbs Allen Safety Consultants will inspect for this equipment when conducting site visits; however, if you are concerned or unsure if you may have the recalled item, please reach out to one of our Safety Consultants at 800-248-0189.

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