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  1. #1
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    Default Square D Recall of counterfeit breakers!

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    Default Re: Square D Recall of counterfeit breakers!

    Older Sq D breakers have the same type handle as the ones the recall notice assert are counterfeit. AFAIK, there is simply no way to field identify a good counterfeit .... or, for that matter, an inoperative breaker.


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    Default Re: Square D Recall of counterfeit breakers!

    I get notifications from CPSC by e-mail
    On-line Form for CPSC Subscription Lists

    and.... the latest one had the recall mentioned. Here's what they
    had to say regarding identification.

    "
    Description: The counterfeit circuit breakers are black and are labeled
    as Square D QO-series models 110, 115, 120, 130, 210, 215, 220, 225,
    230, 235, 240, 250, 260, 280, 1515, 1520, 2020, 2125, 315, 340, 350,
    360, and 3100. Actual Square D circuit breakers have (a) the amp rating
    written on the handle in white paint on the front of the breaker; (b)
    the Square D insignia molded onto the breaker side, and; (c) a yellow
    chromate mounting clip with half of the top of the clip visible. If
    your
    breaker, labeled as Square D, does not match this description, it could
    be counterfeit.

    Sold by: NABCO, electrical distributors, and retailers nationwide from
    March 2003 through April 2006 for between $3 and $85.

    Manufactured in: China"



    They also had a link to pics......

    North American Breaker Co. Recalls Counterfeit Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard

    Critical Home Inspection Services
    www.Home2Spec.com

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