About 2.2 million circuit breakers made in Mexico by Siemens and Murray are being recalled because they can catch on fire and possibly cause personal injury. The units have a spring clip that can break during use, which can lead to excessive temperatures, arcing or thermal damage at the connection point.
The faulty devices were sold from June through August at Home Depot, Lowes and other hardware and building supply stores across the country.
The recall involves 15- through 50-amp single- and double-pole breakers, load centers and meter combos. The affected circuit breakers have the date codes 0610 and 0710 on them, while the load centers and meter combos were made between June 23 and Aug. 25 of this year. Date codes can be found on a label on the side of the circuit breakers and inside the metal boxes of the load centers and meter combos.
If you have these products, you should call Siemens at (800) 756-6996 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET during the week, or go online. Siemens is offering a free inspection by an electrician and replacement products.