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Are Murray electrical panels safe?
Monday, February 7, 2022
We know of only one documented safety problem with Murray electrical panels. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) had a recall of their breakers, panels, and meter combos that were manufactured from June through August, 2010, due to "a spring clip that can break during normal use, leading to a loss of force to maintain a proper electrical connection in the panelboard."
But Murray began making electrical distribution products in 1899, and only the equipment manufactured during those months has a known problem. Other than that, older circuit breaker panel boards and, of course, very old screw-in fuse panels, will be past the end of their serviceable life after about 50 years and should be replaced.
The company changed owners several times during the last half of the twentieth century, ending with Siemens, which discontinued the brand in 2019. Also, see Who is the manufacturer of those "bad" electric panels? and How do I determine the age of a Murray electrical panel?
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