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INFORMATION ON FEDERAL PACIFIC ELECTRIC (FPE) STAB-LOK® CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND PANELS

Read the latest update of a comprehensive report that provides test results, background information, references, and more.

 

“Hazardous FPE Circuit Breakers and Panels”

(Latest update Dec. 2, 2011)

 

The bottom-line conclusion of this report is that: “FPE Stab-Lok® circuit breakers have a high defect rate and do not provide the level of circuit protection required by the National Electrical Code (NEC).  Homeowners should be alerted to this safety defect and advised to have it corrected. The FPE Stab-Lok® circuit breakers should be replaced unless the occupants are informed and willing to live with the increased risk of fire and injury posed by defective circuit breakers.

 

Photo: one of many variations of FPE Stab-Lok® circuit breaker panel design