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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN

    Default Square D Recall of counterfeit breakers!

    Crawl Space Creeper
    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN

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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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    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
    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


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