Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Basler Electric Recalls Transformers Due to Fire, Shock Hazards

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 transformers

Hazard: The circuit breaker in the transformer can fail to trip, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Manufacturers and distributors can contact Basler collect at 618-654-2341 ext. 230 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Manufacturers and distributors have been advised by Basler Electric that they should immediately contact consumers who have the recalled transformers.

Units: About 11,900

Description: This recall involves Basler Class 2 electric transformers with date codes between 1435 and 1446 which use a Tyco circuit breaker. The date code is located on the top line of the transformer's data plate.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Manufacturers and distributors should immediately stop distributing the recalled transformers and contact Basler to receive free replacement transformers. Due to the risk of shock, consumers should not attempt to open or replace the recalled transformers on their own but should contact the manufacturer of their product for further instructions. Basler has notified manufacturers and distributors about the recall directly.

Sold at: Basler Electric to manufacturers and distributors of end products that contain these transformers from September 2014 to Novermber 2014 for various prices.

Manufacturer(s): Basler Electric Company, of Highland, Ill.

Manufactured in: Mexico