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Basler Transformer Recalled –Shock, Fire Hazard

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of nearly 12,000 defective transformers manufactured by Basler Electric.

About the Basler Electric Transformer Recall

Nearly 11,900 Basler Electric transformer units have been recalled, because, according to the CPSC, the transformer can fail to trip, which would cause a potential fire and shock hazard to the consumer.

The products were manufactured by the Basler Electric Company of Highland, Illinois in Mexico.

About the Recalled Basler Electric Transformers

The following information was provided by CPSC:

  • Specifically, the recall involves Basler Class 2 electric transformers with date codes ranging from 1435 through 1446, which can be found on the top line of the transformer’s data plate.
  • The recalled electric transformers use a Typo circuit breaker.
  • The recalled electric transformers were sold to other manufacturers and distributors by Basler Electric during a time period from September 2014 through November 2014 for various prices.

So far, no injuries have been reported, but manufacturers and distributers are urged to immediately stop using and distributing the recalled transformers and contact Basler Electric for a replacement transformer. Manufacturers and distributors are also discouraged from trying to open or replace the recalled transformers on their own due to the risk of shock and should instead contact Basler Electric regarding the recalled products.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Basler Electric has already notified manufacturers and distributors about the recall. 


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