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PRODUCT RECALL – Schneider Electric recalls Xantrex GT single-phase grid tie solar inverters


March 11, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton


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March 11, 2011

Schneider Electric has announced a voluntary recall of its Xantrex GT series single-phase grid-tie solar inverters (60 Hz). The concern is that a component of the inverter can degrade, causing out-gassing within the wiring compartment of the inverter. When arcing occurs, gasses could build and force the compartment cover to be blown off. If the cover is blown off with sufficient force it can injure the user or person, or cause damage to property in close proximity to the inverter.

By January 21, 2011, Schneider Electric had received five reports of wiring compartment covers being blown off. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled units were manufactured between September 2005 and August 2010, and sold under the Xantrex, Sunpower, and General Electric brands. The brand name is printed on the front of the unit.

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The following part numbers are included in this recall:
• 864-0002 • 864-0126 • 864-1001-02 • 864-1012 • 864-0107
• 864-0127 • 864-1002 • 864-1013 • 864-0108 • 864-0128
• 864-1004 • 864-1014 • 864-0111 • 864-0130 • 864-1005
• 864-1015 • 864-0112 • 864-0131 • 864-1006 • 864-1016
• 864-0114 • 864-0132 • 864-1006-02 • 864-1018
• 864-0116 • 864-0133 • 864-1007 • 864-1019 • 864-0117
• 864-0135 • 864-1008 • 864-1021 • 864-0118 • 864-0136
• 864-1009 • 864-1022 • 864-0119 • 864-0139 • 864-1009-02
• 864-1032 • 864-0124 • 864-0140 • 864-1010 • 864-1032-02
• 864-0125 • 864-1001 • 864-1011 • X-864-0002 • X-864-0125
• X-864-0140 • X-864-1012 • X-864-0107 • X-864-0126
• X-864-1001 • X-864-1013 • X-864-0108 • X-864-0127
• X-864-1002 • X-864-1014 • X-864-0111 • X-864-0128
• X-864-1004 • X-864-1015 • X-864-0112 • X-864-0130
• X-864-1005 • X-864-1016 • X-864-0114 • X-864-0131
• X-864-1006 • X-864-1018 • X-864-0116 • X-864-0132
• X-864-1007 • X-864-1019 • X-864-0117 • X-864-0133
• X-864-1008 • X-864-1021 • X-864-0118 • X-864-0135
• X-864-1009 • X-864-1022 • X-864-0119 • X-864-0136
• X-864-1010 • X-864-1032 • X-864-0124 • X-864-0139 • X-864-1011

Consumers are asked to contact their authorized dealer to set up an appointment to get a free repair of the inverter. For more information, contact Xantrex Technology at (800) 714-7176 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.



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