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Old 05-08-2003, 11:05   #1
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Breaker Recall

Important notice of recall from "BLUE SEA SYSTEMS" Newsletter:

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Important Safety Announcement Regarding T-1 Circuit Breakers

We have discovered that a potential problem may exist with our T-1 Thermal Circuit Breakers. Blue Sea Systems is voluntarily initiating a recall program to correct the potential problem. In accordance with the Federal Boat Safety Act, we have also informed the United States Coast Guard. The Campaign Number assigned to this Coast Guard file is 030062T. Production of the T-1 Thermal Circuit Breaker has been discontinued.

The notice below gives the details of the recall.

Notice of Product Recall
Blue Sea Systems T-1 Circuit Breakers

The following circuit breakers pictured below are subject to a voluntary manufacturer recall.
Please follow the steps outlined below.

Surface Mount

Panel Mount

Risk
*
The potential safety defect may create a fire risk if the circuit breaker handle is held in the "on" position after the unit has tripped and the circuit breaker contacts weld together. If the contacts weld and if the short circuit is not corrected, heat may be generated that may damage attached or adjacent wiring and create a risk of fire. Blue Sea Systems is not aware of any fires resulting from this product or any failures in the field from this failure mode, however, the potential safety defect exists.

Interim Operation Limitations Before Replacement
The risk of contact welding can be reduced, but not eliminated, if the following operating limitations are used, however, the T-1 Circuit Breaker must be replaced as soon as practical:

* If the T-1 Circuit Breaker should trip before being replaced as part of this recall, do not reset the T-1 Circuit Breaker until it is verified that the overload current has been corrected
* Do not use the T-1 Circuit Breaker as a switch
* USCG recall campaign No. 030062T requires the replacement of the circuit breaker as soon as possible

Distributors, manufacturers, and dealers, please contact Blue Sea Systems directly.

Owners of T-1 Circuit Breakers, follow these steps for replacement

Blue Sea Systems is offering a substitute replacement circuit breaker for any installed T-1 circuit breaker. The replacement offered is the Bussmann circuit breaker shown on page 13 of the Blue Sea Systems 2003 catalog. This circuit breaker is not an exact replacement for the T-1, but an included installation kit and instructions provided will make the replacement as simple as possible.

The part number and serial number of the circuit breaker are required for replacement. It can be found in the lower right corner of the label on the circuit breaker (see illustration below). Once the part number and serial number have been obtained, there are 2 ways to order your replacement circuit breaker:
1) Click here to request your replacement.
2) Call 1-800-222-7617 with your name, address, phone number, and your circuit breaker part number and serial number.

It may take up to 6 weeks to receive your subImportant Safety Announcement Regarding T-1 Circuit Breakers

We have discovered that a potential problem may exist with our T-1 Thermal Circuit Breakers. Blue Sea Systems is voluntarily initiating a recall program to correct the potential problem. In accordance with the Federal Boat Safety Act, we have also informed the United States Coast Guard. The Campaign Number assigned to this Coast Guard file is 030062T. Production of the T-1 Thermal Circuit Breaker has been discontinued.

The notice below gives the details of the recall.

Notice of Product Recall
Blue Sea Systems T-1 Circuit Breakers

The following circuit breakers pictured below are subject to a voluntary manufacturer recall.
Please follow the steps outlined below.

Surface Mount

Panel Mount


Risk

*
The potential safety defect may create a fire risk if the circuit breaker handle is held in the "on" position after the unit has tripped and the circuit breaker contacts weld together. If the contacts weld and if the short circuit is not corrected, heat may be generated that may damage attached or adjacent wiring and create a risk of fire. Blue Sea Systems is not aware of any fires resulting from this product or any failures in the field from this failure mode, however, the potential safety defect exists.



Interim Operation Limitations Before Replacement
The risk of contact welding can be reduced, but not eliminated, if the following operating limitations are used, however, the T-1 Circuit Breaker must be replaced as soon as practical:

* If the T-1 Circuit Breaker should trip before being replaced as part of this recall, do not reset the T-1 Circuit Breaker until it is verified that the overload current has been corrected
* Do not use the T-1 Circuit Breaker as a switch
* USCG recall campaign No. 030062T requires the replacement of the circuit breaker as soon as possible


Distributors, manufacturers, and dealers, please contact Blue Sea Systems directly.

Owners of T-1 Circuit Breakers, follow these steps for replacement

Blue Sea Systems is offering a substitute replacement circuit breaker for any installed T-1 circuit breaker. The replacement offered is the Bussmann circuit breaker shown on page 13 of the Blue Sea Systems 2003 catalog. This circuit breaker is not an exact replacement for the T-1, but an included installation kit and instructions provided will make the replacement as simple as possible.

The part number and serial number of the circuit breaker are required for replacement. It can be found in the lower right corner of the label on the circuit breaker (see illustration below). Once the part number and serial number have been obtained, there are 2 ways to order your replacement circuit breaker:
1) Click here to request your replacement.
2) Call 1-800-222-7617 with your name, address, phone number, and your circuit breaker part number and serial number.

It may take up to 6 weeks to receive your substitute circuit breaker so please follow the "Interim Operation Limitations" above.

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