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About 1.5 million electrical panels are being recalled by Schneider Electric due to burn and fire risk

Electric Panels Recalled Due to Burn and Fire Risks Door OpenSchneider Electric is recalling about 1.4 million Square D QO Plug-on-Neutral load centers, also known as breaker boxes and electrical panels, in the United States and 289,000 in Canada.

The electrical panels can overheat, posing thermal burn and fire risks.

The firm has received one report of an incident of a loose wire. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves indoor, outdoor, and original equipment manufacturer Square D QO Plug-On Neutral electrical panels that were installed in homes, recreational vehicles, or commercial establishments, including restaurants, manufacturing facilities and warehouses, commercial lighting, and others. 

The electrical panels were sold in gray and come in various sizes, square and rectangular. The recalled electrical panels were manufactured between February 2020 and January 2022, with date codes between 200561 and 220233. 

For installed outdoor electrical panels, the manufacturing date codes are printed on the inside of the cover or door of the unit or on the box when the cover or door is open.

For installed indoor electrical panels, an electrician can locate the interior date codes that aren’t visible to the homeowner. 

Electrical panels with covers that were manufactured between December 2019 and March 2022 are also included in this recall. The catalog/part numbers can be found inside the electrical panel doors for both the U.S. and Canada.

Recalled electrical panels U.S. and Canada catalog/part numbers

CQO116L100PGRB

QO130M200PRB

QOC30UFWG

CQO116M100PRB

QO140L200PGRB

QOC30UFWGW

CQO116M60PRB

QO140M200PRB

QOC30US

CQO124L125PGRB

QO142L225PGRB

QOC32UF

CQO124M100PRB

QO142M200PRB

QOC32UFW

CQO140L200PGRB

QO142M225PRB

QOC40UF

CQO140M200PRB

QO1816M200PFTRB

QOC40UFW

NQC20FWG

QO816L100PRB

QOC40US

NQC20FWGW

QOC12UF

QOC42UF

NQC30FWG

QOC12US

QOC42UFW

NQC30FWGW

QOC16UF

QOC42US

QO112L125PGRB

QOC16UFW

QOC54UF

QO112L200PGRB

QOC16US

QOC54UFW

QO112M100PRB

QOC20U100F

QOC60UF

QO116L125PGRB

QOC20U100FW

QOCMF30UC

QO116M100PRB

QOC20U100S

QOCMF30UCW

QO120M100PRB

QOC20UFWG

QOCMF42UC

QO120M150PRB

QOC20UFWGW

QOCMF42UCW

QO120M200PRB

QOC24UF

QOCMF54UC

QO124L125PGRB

QOC24UFW

QOCMF54UCW

QO124M100PRB

QOC24US

QOCMF60UC

QO124M125PRB

QOC30U125C

QOCMF60UCW

QO130L200PGRB

QOC30UF

 

QO130M150PRB

QOC30UFW

 

The electrical panels were sold at authorized Schneider Electric distributors and home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online including Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Menard’s from February 2020 through January 2022. The cost was between $90 and $1,660.

Schneider Electric is contacting all known retailers, distributors, homeowners, and others that purchased or installed the recalled product, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

All purchasers and installers should immediately contact Schneider Electric to arrange to have the recalled electrical panels inspected by an electrician to determine, at no charge, if replacement or repair is required.

Consumers who continue to use the electrical panels while waiting for the repair should have working smoke alarms in their homes.

For uninstalled products, consumers should contact Schneider Electric for a free repair or replacement. 

For more information, call Schneider Electric Technical at 888-778-2733 from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.se.com/us/qoloadcenter-safetyrecallnotice or  www.se.com/us/en/ and click on “Recall Safety Notice.”

For details on other recalls, go to www.recalls.gov.

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