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Recall of 2.2 Million Circuit Breakers, Load Centers and Meter Combos for Fire Hazard

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September 25, 2010

Siemens Industry Inc., of Alpharetta, GA, in cooperation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling 2.2 million Siemens and Murray Circuit Breakers, Load Centers and Meter Combos.

The Home Depot, Lowes, other hardware and building supply stores and numerous electrical distributors nationwide sold the recalled electrical components from June 2010 through August 2010 for between $2.50 and $235.

According to the release, the spring clip in the circuit breakers can break during normal use. This can lead to a loss of force to maintain a proper electrical connection in the panelboard, potentially causing excessive temperature, arcing or thermal damage at the connection point and damage to the panelboard’s electrical insulation. This can result in a fire, property damage or personal injury.

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.


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


If you believe that you may have a suspect breaker, load center or meter combo, please call the Siemens Response Center at 1-800-756-6996.