Recalls
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.
March 11, 2011The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Makita Canada Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of its G1700i 1700W portable gas generators due to fire hazard, as a crack may develop in the neck of the fuel tank and leakage of gasoline may occur.
UPM Marketing Inc. has announced a voluntary recall and product upgrade replacement of its Line Voltage Thermostats.The potential hazard is that the unit may overheat and emit smoke, especially when the load has exceeded the specified maximum rating. When the warning was issued on December 14, 10 cases of minor smoke/soot damage to the wall surface were reported. No injuries were reported. The affected model numbers are: HTM611A and HTM621, Noma models: HTM611A (52-2544-0) and HTM621 (52-2545-8). Affected units were manufactured in 2008 and have a serial number starting with “08”. Units with serial number not starting with “08” are not affected.These devices were manufactured by W.H. Mandolyn International Ltd. in Hong Kong, and approximately 1,000 have been sold in Ontario and 9,000 sold in the rest of Canada.Most of the affected units were distributed in 2008 and early 2009, and were sold by Canadian Tire.  For additional information and product upgrade, contact Customer Support department of UPM Marketing Inc. at 1-888-468-6876 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .(Photo courtesy Electrical Safety Authority)
 The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Extech Instruments Corporation is voluntarily recalling its clamp meters and multimeters due to shock hazard. In the case of an extremely weakened battery condition, the affected instruments may display a zero or very low voltage reading while testing a live circuit with unsafe voltage.Consumers are advised to stop using these products immediately.The affected model numbers for the clamp meter models are EX612, EX613, EX622, EX623. The model numbers for the multimeter are EX540, EX542 and EX570.Approximately 1077 units have been sold in Canada between February 1, 2008 and November 8, 2010. The affected products may have been sold by industrial, electrical, HVAC, disaster restoration, and electronic distributors nationwide. Consumers are asked to return all affected products to Extech Instruments’ office at FLIR Systems Canada for free replacement. Contact Extech at 1-855-239-8324, CLICK HERE or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register the recalled product.(Photo courtesy Electrical Safety Authority)
Siemens Canada Ltd. is participating in a voluntary recall of Siemens plug-in circuit breakers, which includes Type QP one- and two-pole plug-in breakers manufactured in Mexico. These breakers are sold individually or in combination packages designated as X-Press Pack load centres.
The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Robert Bosch Inc. has recalled its 1/2-in. two-speed hammer drills models HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and HD21-2. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Franklin Electric has announced a voluntary recall of Pumptec electric motor controllers for submersible pump systems, of which 4217 were sold in Canada. Consumers should stop using this product immediately.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Siemens Canada Ltd. has announced a voluntary recall of Sentron moulded case breakers Type JD/LD/LMD (about 150 units across Canada).
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Schneider Electric Canada has announced a voluntary recall of Stab-lok NA15, NA20, NB15 and NB20 breakers (about 330 units in Canada).
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Jeckson Electric Co. Ltd. has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product: RF wireless remote On/Off switch units, which involves about 160,000 units in Canada.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Eaton has announced a voluntary recall of the following products: three styles of SMICRO6 Series Surgetrap surge protectors sold between January 1, 2009 and May 21, 2010.
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Dimplex North America has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product: RF Wireless Remote On/Off Switch. The recall involves about 20,000 units in Canada.
The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Schneider Electric has announced a voluntary recall of the Square D double throw safety switch (30A, 60A or 100A rating). Users should take steps to initiate the replacement of affected devices immediately.
The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Kidde Canada Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of Kidde Model PI 2000CA dual sensor smoke alarms, of which there are approximately 10,000 in Canada.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with OJ Electronics, announced a voluntary recall of 208V and 240V thermostats. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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