The Dangers of Federal Pacific Circuit Breakers

Protect Your Home from Costly Electrical Fires

Circuit breakers are an important way to protect our homes from electrical fires. When they operate properly, they stop the flow of electricity after excessive demand or a short circuit. However, stab lok circuit breakers made by the now-defunct Federal Pacific have been discovered to be extremely dangerous and have caused costly fires in numerous homes throughout America. Over the years, studies and laboratory tests have shown that these circuit breakers have a tendency to fail, allowing for excess current to build up and eventually result in the breaker catching fire.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has known about these issues for years, and still, there has not been a recall.

If your home was built prior to 1990, chances are it is equipped with Federal Pacific circuit breakers. Call Hadden Home Services today for a safety inspection to check whether or not your breaker is safe for use.

Our team of experienced electricians at Hadden Home Services can come to your rescue by replacing your circuit breakers in Bloomfield. Call us today at (860) 566-9887 or contact us online for more information.