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Schneider Electric RECALLS Square D double throw safety switches


July 13, 2009
By Anthony Capkun


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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
09095:

DT321
DT322
DTU362DS
DT223
DTU223RBEI
DTU363RB
DT321RB
DT322RB
DTU362DSVW
DT223RB
DTU323
DTU463AWK
DT361
DT362
DTU362RB
DT323
DTU323RB
DTU463DS
DT361RB
DT362RB
DTU362VW
DT323RB
DTU363
DTU663AWK
DTU321
DTU222
DTU462
DT363
DTU363AWK
DTU361
DTU322
DTU462AWK
DT363RB
DTU363AWKVW
DTU361RB
DTU362
DTU462DS
DTU223
DTU363DS
DTU361VW
DTU362AWK
DTU662AWK
DTU223RB
DTU363DSVW

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.

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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
facility.

For more information, contact Schneider’s Product Recovery Administration team at (866) 333-1490.



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