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Midwest, GE meter socket load centers

Description: Midwest and GE Recall of Meter Load Centers Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 November 19, 2004 Alert #05-515 CPSC, Midwest and GE Announce Recall of Meter Load Centers The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Meter socket load center Units: 2,754, manufactured from May through August 6, 2004. Manufacturer: Midwest Electric Products, HW 22 North, Mankato, MN 56001, and GE Consumer & Industrial, 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville, CT Hazard: Some of these products were sold with loose internal bolt connections, which could result in excessive heat or fire. Incidents/Injuries: Six units have been returned with overheated connections, and one resulted in a fire that was contained to the product. There have been no injuries reported. Description: The following models are included in this recall: model numbers R256EB1A, R256EB1NA, and R256EB1018A (Midwest) and TSLR1220CSAL (GE). Affected date code range is SAL421 through 432. Sold at: Distributed by electrical product distributors Manufactured in: Mexico Remedy: Midwest and GE have begun contacting all consumers, distributors and the utility companies to locate the affected products. They will repair or replace the product at no charge to the consumers Consumer Contact: For additional information consumers should call the Recall Hotline (866) 665-4544 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. [Source]

Midwest, GE meter socket load centers Recall Information

Country of OriginMexico
Recall Date11/19/2004
Recall ID3042
Recall Number05515
Product TypeMeter Boxes
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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