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Eaton Canada Recalls Power Safety Switches for Risk of Serious Injury


August 12, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online news report published at ebmag.com, the company Eaton Canada has recalled certain power safety switches over the risk of serious injury. The switches apparently maintain a power supply even when they are set to the “off” position, which can leave users at serious risk.*

The recall was announced in recent months and applies to heavy-duty 30-A and 60-A safety switches that were made by Eaton Canada from November 2015 to January 2018. The switches were sold in both the United States and Canada during this time. The recall includes several configurations of the safety switches. 

Electrical Business reports that the switches do not cut off the power supply completely when they are positioned to be off. This can expose people who are using the switches or working on equipment downstream to the risk of serious injury and death, the report says. Eaton Canada says that it has not received any reports of injury or death related to the issue as of the date of the recall’s announcement. 

American and Canadian companies that would have distributed these switches are being informed by Eaton about the recall and provided instructions on identifying recalled switches and steps to take in the event they identify recalled switches in their possession. Distributors should be able to match product or lot numbers on their packaging with numbers associated with the recall. One recalled product number listed in the Electrical Business articles is DH321FRK.

According to its website, Eaton is a power management company that does business in more than 175 countries around the world. It employs more than 96,000 people, it says, and provides products and services to help customers manage electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic power. 

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Source:https://www.ebmag.com/recalls/recall-eaton-safety-switches-pose-risk-of-injury-or-death-20899 and https://www.eaton.com/ca/en-gb/company/about-us.html

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