Siemens Recalls Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
in cooperation with the
firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It
is illegal to resell or attempt to resell
a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Siemens and Murray Circuit Breakers, Load Centers and Meter Combos
About 2.2 million
Importer: Siemens Industry Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.
Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers
have a spring clip that can break during normal
use, leading to a loss of force to maintain a proper electrical connection
panelboard. This can lead to excessive temperature, arcing or thermal damage at the
connection point, and damage
to the panelboard's electrical insulation and can result in
a fire, property damage, or personal injury.
Siemens has received one report of a circuit breaker spring clip that
broke during installation. No injuries have been
Description: This recall involves Siemens and Murray 15 through 50 AMP single and double
breakers, load centers (circuit breakers that come with an electrical
panel), and meter combos (contain a load center
and a meter socket). "Siemens"
or "Murray," date codes 0610 or 0710 and the catalog number are printed on a
on the side of the circuit breakers. Date codes between June 2010 through August
2010 are stamped on the inside of the
metal box of the load centers and meter combos. The
catalog number for the load centers and meter combos is printed on
a label inside the
metal box door and on the packaging.
Product / Date Codes / Catalog Numbers
/ 0610, 0710 / Q115, Q120, Q130, Q215, Q230, Q250, MP115, MP115U, MP120,
MP130, MP215, MP230, MP230U, MP250
/ Jun 23 2010 - Aug 25 2010 / G2020B1100CP, G3030B1100CP, G4040B1200CUSGP,
LC4040B1200P, G3040B1200CP, G3040L1200CP, G4040B1200CP,
Meter Combo / Jun 23 2010 - Aug 25 2010 / JA2040B1200SP
at: The Home Depot, Lowes, other hardware and building supply stores and numerous
electrical distributors nationwide from
June 2010 through August 2010 for between $2.50
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should
immediately contact Siemens for a free inspection by an
electrician and a free replacement product.
For additional information, contact Siemens at (800) 756-6996 between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit
the firm's website at
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10354.html