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How often do you get your electrical system inspected?

There have been several electrical panels that have been recalled or are considered dangerous due to safety issues in the past. Here are some examples:


Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Stab-Lok Panels:

These panels were manufactured from the 1950s to the 1980s and have been linked to several safety issues, including circuit breakers that fail to trip, resulting in electrical fires.



Zinsco Panels:

These panels were popular in the 1970s and have been linked to safety issues, including circuit breakers that fail to trip and can cause electrical fires.



Challenger Panels:

These panels were manufactured from the 1980s to the 1990s and have been linked to safety issues, including circuit breakers that fail to trip and can cause electrical fires.


Sylvania Panels:

These panels were popular in the 1960s and 1970s and have been linked to safety issues, including circuit breakers that fail to trip and can cause electrical fires.


Bulldog Pushmatic Panels:

These panels were popular in the 1960s and 1970s and have been linked to safety issues, including circuit breakers that fail to trip and can cause electrical fires.


Stab-Lok:

These panels were used in the 1960s-1980s. There are known issues with the breakers becoming defective creating operational and safety issues.


It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive and that there may be other electrical panels that have been recalled or are considered dangerous due to safety issues. If you are concerned about the safety of your electrical panel, it is recommended that you consult with a licensed electrician.


Just like the roofing or siding of a house, a home’s electrical system also ages and needs maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. If you pay close enough attention, a house will also give you signs that it needs service, like flickering lights and frequent outages. However, if you’re planning to buy a new house, you naturally don’t know much about its electrical system.



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