By Anthony Capkun
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.
There is the possibility for the switch handle to be placed in the OFF
position when the switch is still in an ON (closed) position. This may
result in the potential for personal injury or property damage. No
injuries or damage reported.
This notice applies only to the 30A, 60A and 100A double throw safety
switch Catalogue Numbers listed below, with date codes from 08382 to
When checking installed products, TURN OFF POWER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO
INSPECT THE PRODUCT, and check for manufacture date code by opening the
cover. Look at the wiring diagram on the inside of the cover for the
manufacture date code.
The switches were sold through electrical distributors across Canada from 23 September 2008 through 31 March 2009.
Switches with one of the indicated part numbers and having a date code
within the indicated range will: a) be replaced with a new switch if
currently held in inventory, or b) be replaced with a new switch by a
qualified electrical contractor if already installed in a building or
For more information, contact Schneider’s Product Recovery Administration team at (866) 333-1490.