Miniature Circuit Breakers Recall

20 July 2010

Risk

The immediate risk in any individual property is low, however, Electrium is undertaking a free retrofit of replacement parts in all affected premises.

Description

It has come to our attention that a very small number of Electrium Miniature Circuit Breakers, sold under the brand names Wylex, Crabtree (Loadstar only) and Volex, are not performing to the required characteristics. This can lead to a potential risk of burning in a small number of installations.

What To Do

If you have purchased or installed any of the products listed above, between the dates shown, please visit Electrium’s dedicated web page or call Electrium on 0844 556

The manufacturer may not have provided a way to exchange your product. Read our product recall advice to find out what to do next.

Electrical Safety First recommends that anyone who discovers they have an electrical item that has been recalled should stop using it until it has been checked by the manufacturer.

Model numbers

The affected MCBs were supplied from April 2009 to February 2010 and are listed in the following table. All other devices are unaffected. Devices supplied outside of these dates are unaffected.

MCB Rating

Wylex

Crabtree (Loadstar only)

Volex

6 Amp

NSB06

6M1B06

VB06

10 Amp

NSB10

6M1B10

VB10

16 Amp

NSB16

6M1B16

VB16

Recall date 20 Jul 2010
Categories Gardening & DIY
Brands Electrium