Breakers In Your Home Could Be Fake

By WBNG News

Breakers In Your Home Could Be Fake

August 3, 2010 Updated Aug 3, 2010 at 10:57 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Miami Breaker Inc. has recalled about 43,600 Counterfeit "Square D" Circuit Breakers.

The recalled breakers are labeled "Square D" or "SQD" and have been determined to be counterfeit by Square D.

The breaker can fail to trip when they are overloaded, posing a fire hazard.

The counterfeit circuit breakers are marked as Square D in the QO series.

The models are QO115 (about 7,800 units), QO120 (about 26,300 units), QO130 (about 3,200 units), QO215 (about 350 units), QO220 (about 720 units), QO230 (about 1,780 units), QO240 (about 1,130 units), QO250 (about 1,150 units) and QO260 (about 1,150 units).

Genuine Square D QO breakers have the following: (1) the amp rating written on the handle in white paint on the front of the breaker, (2) the Square D insignia molded onto the breaker side; (3) a yellow chromate clip with half of the top of the clip visible.

If your breaker does not match this description, it could be counterfeit.

They were sold at electrical product distributors and wholesalers nationwide from March 2005 through July 2006.

Single pole breakers sold for between $3 and $4, double pole breakers were sold for between $8 and $9.

You should immediately contact Miami Breaker to determine if their circuit breaker is counterfeit and if necessary, arrange a free inspection and replacement.

Call Miami Breaker at (800) 941-1112 or email the company at info@miamibreaker.com

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