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Safety Alert

Eaton Recalls Electrical Meter Breakers Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Electrical Meter Breakers

Hazard: The meter breaker's electrical components can be easily accessed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Eaton at (800) 330-6479, Option 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.electrical.eaton.com and click on MBED Safety Recall for more information.

Units: About 1,100

Description: This recall involves MBED 3042 series residential meter breaker. The meter breakers are service entrance equipment systems that consist of a single meter socket and load center or a meter socket and main breaker combined in one enclosure. The meter breakers have gray metallic enclosures and measure about 14 ¼ inches wide by 42 ½ inches high by 7 inches deep. The recalled units have catalog numbers MBED3042B200BF, MBED3042B200BF6, MBED3042B225PV or MBED3042PV200BF. The catalog number is located on the unit's packaging. The enclosures have a single warning label on the bottom of the lower right compartment door, which is secured with a latch and hasp at the bottom. Consumers should not open the meter breaker's enclosure.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Only qualified electrical contractors should repair the product, and consumers should not open the meter breaker's enclosure. Electrical contractors should immediately contact their meter breaker distributor to determine if any of their units are included in this recall. Contractors will receive a free remedy kit, including shipping. Consumers should contact Eaton or the electrical contractor that installed the recalled meter breaker for the free installation of the repair kit.

Sold at: Authorized distributors in California and Nevada from July 2014 through August 2014 from about $200.

Manufacturer: Eaton Corporation, of Moon Township, Pa.

Manufactured in: United States