By Anthony Capkun
November 21, 2013 – Thanks to Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) for letting us know Electronic Distributors International Inc. (EDI) is recalling MEMC solar modules (panels).
Certain panels have internal invisible defects that could create hot spots or cause a short circuit current, posing fire or burn hazards. Some panels sold into the Ontario market could have a tear, hole or cut in their backsheet, which may expose conductors that, if touched, could shock or electrocute someone.
The recall involves about 1000 units sold in Canada. They were made here by Flextronics. The recall involves MEMC solar modules model numbers MAP280ACA, MAP280CAI and MAP280CAH. The panels were manufactured in 2011 and 2012 and have serial numbers beginning with either FCX11 or FCX12. They were distributed from October 2012 to February 2013.
Only panels sold by Electronic Distributors International Inc. (EDI) are covered by this recall. Panels with the same model and serial numbers as noted above are not covered by this recall if they were sold by a distributor other than EDI.
Consumers should immediately stop using these panels and ask a qualified electrical professional to disconnect any installed panels and call SunEdison (formerly MEMC) for further information on how to obtain a refund for uninstalled panels, or removal and replacement services for any installed panels. Contact SunEdison at (855) 725-6865 for further information.