Electrium Miniature Circuit Breakers Recall

08 February 2012

Risk

As part of an ongoing product recall programme, Electrium is highlighting a quality issue with miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) supplied between April 2009 and February 2010. In a small proportion of cases this may lead to overheating and in rare cases cause a fire.

Description

MCBs are usually located within a consumer unit/fuse box and the relevant information is visible on the front of the MCB when the consumer unit visor is open. Safety is of paramount importance to Electrium. As a responsible manufacturer the company is asking anyone who believes they may have installed (either themselves or through an electrical contractor) any of the above devices within the defined recall period to call the registration helpline

What To Do

Before you call the registration helpline please check if you have an electrical installation certificate or speak with your electrician / contractor to confirm your property is affected.

You should then call the registration helpline on 0844 556 4725
The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This will enable Electrium to take appropriate action including, where necessary, a free replacement and fitting service.
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MCB REPLACEMENT MUST BE CARRIED OUT BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO CARRY OUT ANY ELECTRICAL REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT WORK.

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 only MCBs affected by this recall are those listed in the table below; specifically only those which were supplied between April 2009 and February 2010. Other brands, ratings and devices manufactured outside this time period are not subject to this recall.
MCB Rating    Wylex    Crabtree
(Loadstar only)    Volex
6 Amp    NSB06    6M1B06    VB06
10 Amp    NSB10    6M1B10    VB10
16 Amp    NSB16    6M1B10    VB16
 
MCB Rating    Newlec    Sector    Steeple    Alto
6 amp    NLMB106    SVMCB6/B    D2SB06B    AL2751
10 amp    NLMB110    SVMCB10/B    D2SB10B    AL2752
16 amp    NLMB116    SVMCB16B    D2SB16B    AL2753

Recall date 08 Feb 2012
Categories Other
Brands Electrium