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SolarWorld announces product recall

SolarWorld, the Camarillo, California-based subsidiary of Germany-based SolarWorld AG, recalled certain solar systems with copper grounding lugs.

SolarWorld solar panels installed with bare-copper grounding lugs can corrode which could result in a faulty ground circuit, posing an electric shock, electrocution or fire hazard, according to the recall announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The firm has received one report of corrosion related to the bare copper lugs. No injuries have been reported.

The products in question were sold by SolarWorld installers and distributors, or other distribution companies from June 2011 to June 2014 for about $1,000 to $10,000 depending on system size.

The recall affects about 1.3 million units  in the U.S. and 210,000 in Canada.


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