In a class-action lawsuit, a New Jersey State Court ruled that the Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Company, “violated the Consumer Fraud Act because FPE knowingly and purposefully distributed circuit breakers which were not tested to meet UL standards…”
An expert who investigated the potential hazards of Federal Pacific electric panels stated under UL 489 test conditions, that FPE panels fail to trip at a much higher rate than standard panels. In other tests, some Federal Pacific Electric panels failed to operate properly as much as 60% of the time!
Should you have a Federal Pacific Electric panel, your home may not be safe if an over-current or short circuit takes place. The panel could refuse to shut power off to your home in a dangerous situation. Instead, your panel could overheat and catch fire.
Many Federal Pacific Electric panels can operate properly for years. But if and when they do malfunction, a disaster could occur.
Of course, you owe it to yourself and your family to find out if you have a dangerous or defective Federal Pacific Electric panel in your home. For a FREE In-Home Safety Analysis of your panel, call us.