November 19, 2004 Midwest and GE Announces Recall of Meter Load Centers
Name of Product: Meter socket load center
Units: 2,754, manufactured from May through August 6, 2004.
Manufacturer: Midwest Electric Products, HW 22 North, Mankato, MN 56001, and GE Consumer & Industrial, 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville, CT
Hazard: Some of these products were sold with loose internal bolt connections, which could result in excessive heat or fire.
Description: The following models are included in this recall: model numbers R256EB1A, R256EB1NA, and R256EB1018A (Midwest) and TSLR1220CSAL (GE). Affected date code range is SAL421 through 432.
Sold at: Distributed by electrical product distributors
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Midwest and GE have begun contacting all consumers, distributors and the utility companies to locate the affected products. They will repair or replace the product at no charge to the consumers
Consumer Contact: For additional information consumers should call the Recall Hotline (866) 665-4544 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
(Thanks to Tony Moscioni for providing this)