VIDEO: Home Inspection Counterfeit – Fire Hazard

January 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Inspecting with the Inspector

Counterfeit Square D Circuit Breakers that have been recalled.

The counterfeit circuit breakers found during the home inspection are black and are marked as Square D products. Actual Square D circuit breakers have (a) the amp rating written on the handle in white paint on the front of the breaker; (b) the Square D insignia molded onto the breaker side, and; (c) a yellow chromate mounting clip with half of the top of the clip visible. Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers labeled “Square D” are counterfeit and could fail to trip when they are required to, posing a fire hazard to consumers.