Federal Pacific Stab Lock was a very popular component installed in millions of homes from the 1950’s – 1980’s.
- This panel lost its UL Approval Listing (Underwriters Laboratory) for electrical safety compliance and it represents a safety issue in your home.
- The potential defect with the panel is that the circuit breakers can fail to trip in response to an overcurrent, leading to shock or fire. Our electrical team has seen instances where members of the family are experiencing unexplained shocks in the house, are smelling electrical burning odors when circuits are overloaded or fire damage itself.
- We are presently seeing a high incidence of insurers requiring a replacement of the FPE panels when renewing policies or establishing new coverage. They are taking this action to limit their underwriting risk.
- Realtors are also recommending replacement of the FPE panels prior to the sale of homes because home inspectors and insurers are flagging them during inspections and this is causing delays in home sales.