CPSC Recall: Connecticut Electric Recalls Counterfeit Square D Circuit Breakers Due

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10-31-2007 04:35 AM

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

October 30, 2007
Release #08-054

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 264-3702
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Counterfeit “Square D” Circuit Breakers

Units: About 64,000

Distributor: Connecticut Electric & Switch Mfg. Co. (Connecticut
Electric), of Puyallup, Wash.

Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers labeled “Square D” are counterfeit
and could fail to trip when they are required to, posing a fire hazard
to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Connecticut Electric has not received any report of
incidents or injuries associated with these counterfeit circuit

Description: The counterfeit circuit breakers are black and are marked
as Square D products. Connecticut Electric has identified the following
breakers as possibly being counterfeit: QO115, QO120, QO140, QO2125,
QO215, QO220, QO230, QO240, QO250, QO260, QO1515, QO2020, QO3100, QO320,
QO330, QO340, QO360, QOB120, QOB130, QOB220, QOB230, QOB250, QOB330, and
QOB360. 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 Square D
breaker does not match this description, it could be counterfeit.

Sold through: Electrical Distributors and hardware stores nationwide
from February 2005 through August 2006 for between about $6.50 and

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Connecticut Electric to determine if
the breaker they have is counterfeit and if necessary, to arrange for a
free inspection and replacement or refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, Call Connecticut Electric at
(866) 264-3702 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit
the company’s Web site at Consumers also
can obtain additional information by emailing Connecticut Electric at

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:

-- RHH - Temple, Texas, USA

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 02:21 PM

How do people come with the idea to counterfeit such things…money makes sense but breakers…how desperate do you have to be?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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