Basler Electric Company of Highland, Ill., is recalling about 11,900 electrical transformers.
The circuit breaker in the transformer can fail to trip, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Basler Class 2 electric transformers with date codes between 1435 and 1446 that use a Tyco circuit breaker. The date code is located on the top line of the transformer's data plate.
The transformers, manufactured in Mexico, were sold by Basler Electric to manufacturers and distributors of end products that contain these transformers from September 2014, to November 2014, for various prices.
Manufacturers and distributors should immediately stop distributing the recalled transformers and contact Basler to receive free replacement transformers. Due to the risk of shock, consumers should not attempt to open or replace the recalled transformers on their own but should contact the manufacturer of their product for further instructions. Basler has notified manufacturers and distributors about the recall directly.
Manufacturers and distributors may contact Basler collect at 618-654-2341 ext. 230 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday. Basler Electric has advised manufacturers and distributors to immediately contact consumers who have the recalled transformers.