Federal Pacific is a brand of electrical panels and circuit breakers that were manufactured from the 1950s through the 1980s. These products were widely used in residential and commercial buildings in the United States during this time period. However, there have been concerns raised about the safety and reliability of Federal Pacific products, particularly with regards to their circuit breakers.
It has been alleged that these circuit breakers may not trip properly in the event of an overload or short circuit, potentially leading to electrical fires and other hazards. As a result, many experts recommend that Federal Pacific panels and circuit breakers be replaced with newer, safer alternatives.