Details here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/schneider-electric-recalls-square-d-safety-switches-due-to-electrical-shock-hazardI got a notice from PG&E claiming the Schneider/Square D 30A disco has potential hazard issues. Any more real info on this?
Thanks - JOHN
Amazing. How can they screw up making a simple disco...sad...Details here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/schneider-electric-recalls-square-d-safety-switches-due-to-electrical-shock-hazard
I seem to recall that they have had this issue before and even some others as well. It just seems that in the race for low cost we have a lot of products out there today that are really a disgrace in terms of durability and quality.
Your "better info" link is just general product information.Better info here (PDF)
Can anyone confirm if the date codes 1401-1803 mean January 2014 to March 2018? I already have a customer bothering me about this. Her install was done in 2010.
This seems overblown. You're supposed to inspect it, and call for a replacement if it doesn't work. How many actually don't work?
Thanks for pointing out those dates, looks like I was correct about the date codes, more or less.Your "better info" link is just general product information.
The link in post 2 has recall information in it. In the document linked to it says recalled units were manufactured Jan 2014 to Jan 2018, if installed in 2010 it was before the recalled units were ever manufactured.
That is certainly a decision you can make, but the homeowners will be getting notices and may expect more from you.After thinking this over, I've decided there is no good reason for my company to go around inspecting discos we installed. Pretty much without exception, the switch would have passed the 'inspection' required by the recall notice when it was installed. It would have been wired up open, then closed to commission the system, then opened to wait for AHJ inspection and to show the inspector the wiring, then closed to turn the system on after AHJ inspection. Open, closed, opened, closed again, so we knew it worked. Extremely unlikely that the described defect wouldn't have been noticed during installation.
It's not exactly detailed, but the instructions simply state to observe whether the disco opens or not. There's no indication that a disco that works initially is likely to stop working later at some point....
I have not seen a detailed description of the problem which indicates that a subject disconnect will be obviously faulty when first installed. You have?
Its used to be VERY common back in the 1980s and prior I would guess to deal with 3 PH Disconnects in the range of 60-200 AMPS that would not correctly open when the lever was thrown. I do not recall the specific brands, but I do remember that they were very difficult to throw and the feel was off. Since those days me and most guys from that era always check to be sure the knives are open and also for other matters such as power being wired on the load side, terminals being bypassed with split lugs leaving one phase live all the time etc.I got a notice from PG&E claiming the Schneider/Square D 30A disco has potential hazard issues. Any more real info on this?
Thanks - JOHN