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Quick Tip: Federal Pacific Stab-Loks

By September 22, 2020February 23rd, 2021Blog, Business Protection, Quick Tips

Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Loks have a number of issues that come along with them. If your home or building contains them, check out these key points that Courtney has to share.

Stab-Lok panels are circuit breaker panels that were sold by Federal Pacific Electric between the 1950s and 1990s and have long been known to be problematic.

To understand why, here are a few key points:

• Testing by the Consumer Product Safety Commission has shown these breakers to have an unacceptably high rate of failure, which creates a safety hazard.

• Testing has proven that virtually every one of these panels installed in the United States contains defective breakers.

• Federal Pacific falsified their UL testing, making their UL listing void.

• Approximately 1 out of 3 breakers are defective.

• If a breaker fails to trip when it should, the wires that are supposed to be protected can start a fire.

If your home or building contains them, it’s going to be a lot more difficult and costly to obtain insurance in the future, as insurance companies no longer want the panels evaluated by an electrician, they want them replaced.

For more information please contact us.

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