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.
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
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