Schneider Electric (Square-D) Recalls 1.4 Million Electrical Panels Due to Thermal Burn and Fire Hazards

Jun 21, 2022

Recalled Box

 

Product Name:

Square-D QO Plug-on-Neutral Load Centers, also known as, Load Centers, Breaker Boxes, Electrical Panels, Panel Covers

Date of Recall:

June 16, 2022

What’s the Hazard?

Terminal screws/lugs could potentially come loose, over time, this unsecured connection could result in overheating, arcing & potential fire. The load center can overheat, posing thermal burn and fire hazards.

How many units are affected:

1.4 million (In addition, 289,000 were sold in Canada). Most were sold from Square-D distributors from February 2020 – January 2022. Date codes include 200561 through 220233 that are located inside the panel. In addition, circuit breaker boxes with covers made between December 2019 and March 2022 are also included in the recall. The date codes are different from the panel & the panel cover. Schneider Electric has contacted retailers and homeowners who purchased the products.

How does Bad Monkey Electric Solve the Problem?

All purchasers and installers should immediately contact Bad Monkey Electric to arrange to have the recalled load centers inspected to determine if replacement or repair is required. This inspection and any resulting replacement or repair may be FREE of charge. Contact Bad Monkey Electric for more information.

Recalled Electrical Panel 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

References:

Recall Safety Notice #1                 Recall Safety Notice #2

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