Power management company Eaton issued a product safety bulletin for certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A safety switches intended for use in heavy commercial, utility and industrial applications. Distributors in the U.S. and Canada are being informed now and advised on how to identify suspect switches and what corresponding actions to take. Any end user or other party concerned that their switch may be defective should contact Eaton at [email protected] for assistance.
The safety switches referenced in the bulletin can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to a risk of serious bodily injury or death. Eaton is not aware of any injuries at this time resulting from this issue,
The safety switches affected by the potential nonconformance were manufactured between Nov. 19, 2015, and Jan. 23, 2018, and primarily sold in the U.S. and Canada.