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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Circuit Breakers
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.
Consumers 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

Units: 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 in the
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.

Incidents/Injuries: Siemens has received one report of a circuit breaker spring clip that
broke during installation. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Siemens and Murray 15 through 50 AMP single and double
pole circuit 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
label 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
Circuit Breakers / 0610, 0710 / Q115, Q120, Q130, Q215, Q230, Q250, MP115, MP115U, MP120,
MP130, MP215, MP230, MP230U, MP250
Load Centers / Jun 23 2010 - Aug 25 2010 / G2020B1100CP, G3030B1100CP, G4040B1200CUSGP,
LC4040B1200P, G3040B1200CP, G3040L1200CP, G4040B1200CP, G3030B1150CP, W3040B1200CP,
G1624L1125CP, W4040B1200CP
Meter Combo / Jun 23 2010 - Aug 25 2010 / JA2040B1200SP

Sold 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
to $235.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Siemens for a free inspection by an
electrician and a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: 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
www.usa.siemens.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products,
please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10354.html


10:31 am est

Flourescent bulbs
Trisonic Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Recalled 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.
Consumers 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: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Units: 124,000

Importer: Eastern America Trio Products Inc. of Flushing, N.Y.

Hazard: Light bulb may overheat and catch fire.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of incidents, including two fires
that resulted in minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves Trisonic 15-, 20-, 22- and 25-watt compact fluorescent
light bulbs with the model numbers TS-EN 15W/SP, TS-EN 20W/SP, TS-CFL 22WB or TS-EN
25W/SP printed on the base of the bulb.

Sold at: Discount stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut from
January 2008 to December 2008 for between $1 and $1.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the light bulbs and contact the company
for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Eastern America Trio Products Inc.
at 800-661-7146 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's
website at http://www.trisonic.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product,
please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11001.html


10:24 am est


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