Siemens Industry has issued a recall of 2.2 million Siemens and Murray circuit breakers, load centers, and meter combos because of the fire hazard posed by non-conforming spring clips in these products. The spring clips on these Siemens and Murray products can break during normal use (“over time” as Siemens says), causing the recalled products to lose the force necessary to maintain the electrical connection in the panel board. Apparently, this can make the products overheat to the point where they can cause a fire.
The recalled products include Siemens and Murray 15 through 50 AMP single and double pole circuit breakers, load centers, and meter combos. All recalled circuit breakers have codes of either 0610 or 0710. The recalled load centers and meter combos have manufacture dates between June 2010 and August 2010.