|From Ocean Navigator #135 |
After determining that T-1 circuit breakers could pose risk of a fire in certain situations, Blue Sea Systems of Bellingham, Wash., announced a voluntary recall of these products. The company received no reports of any incidents, but apparently found through its own research that “there is a possible fire risk if the operator holds the circuit breaker handle in the €˜on’ position after the unit has tripped, causing the contacts to weld together.”
“Boaters who own any of the surface mount or panel mount versions of this product (surface-mount part nos. 7120 to 7133; panel-mount part nos. 7020 to 7033) can arrange for a free replacement,” the company announced in a statement. For details, visit www.bluesea.com.