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Round rotary dimmer
Home Maintenance and Structures
Electrical Systems
Electric Wire or Wiring Systems (Excl Panelboards Recept (4062)
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc    
Leviton Rotary Dimmer R60-06681-0IW
Home Depot
Leviton rotary dimmer issue. The dimmer switch was faulty early on after installation. Turning up and down equals flicking of lights. If you leave it to continue flickering it will arc fault. Upon uninstallation you can smell electrical burning smell.
Incident, No Injury
Comment from Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc 10/28/2014
December 8, 2011

National Injury Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway, Room 504
Bethesda, MD 20814

Re: Report #20111 125-64D2C-2147472998
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. ("Leviton")

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you for your notification of the report dated November 25, 2011 received by Leviton on December 5, 2011 concerning a rotary dimmer. Leviton appreciates the CPSC's policy of sharing information.

Without the opportunity to examine the product at Leviton's corporate test lab (which is certified by Underwriters Laboratories ("UL"), Leviton can merely speculate what caused the incident. If you can arrange to ship the evidence to Leviton, to my attention, we will ensure that an engineer examines the evidence to attempt to determine what may have caused it to fail, assuming it truly did fail.

Until Leviton can examine the product and determine whether it failed, and, if so, what the reason for failure is, Leviton does not intend to make any Section 15(b) notification at this time.

Note that based solely on the information provided, the complaint is not illustrative of any known problem with this product. Note that I am not aware of Leviton receiving a similar complaint regarding a switch in recent history.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Vincent J. LoNigro

cc: Steve Campolo
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
201 North Service Road
Melville, NY 11747
fax 631-812-6568

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