NewTeam & Showerforce 201 Power Showers

Product Type: 
Showers (electric)
Product Manufacturer: 
Newteam
Serial number(s): 
All serial numbers
Recall Date: 
Tuesday, 3 August, 2004
Manufactured dates: 
From 1st April 2000 to 20th December 2003
Contact Details: 
Free phone number 0800 107 0052, Fax: 0800 107 7059, or e-mail on [email protected]
Investigator Name: 

Warning - Product Safety Notice

NewTeam & Showerforce 201 Power Showers

This is a repeat notice:

Model Numbers Showerforce '201 Power' and '201 Power Thermostatic'
NewTeam '201 Power' and '201 Power Thermostatic'
Iflo Super Thermostatic Power Shower
Ikon Super Thermostatic Power Shower

We have found a potential fire hazard with the 20l Power Shower range following a small number of internal water leaks. This can cause overheating of the internal microswitch resulting in burned electrical components.

Products affected

The products affected would have been purchased through B&Q, MFI, Builders or Plumbers Merchants. They can be identified by the following Product names:

Showerforce 201 power
Showerforce 201 power thermostatic
NewTeam 201 power
NewTeam 201 power thermostatic
TP Iflo Super thermostatic
TP Ikon Super thermostatic

All colour finishes are affected. All 201 power shower products purchased from 1st April 2000 to 20th December 2003 may be at risk.

What to do:

1. The unit should NOT be dismantled or removed from the wall and sent back to Newteam.

2. If the shower has an internal leak from the unit on the wall please stop using immediately. Ensure that you isolate it from the electricity supply as a safety precaution. The switch to do this is normally in the airing cupboard.

3. Contact Free phone number 0800 107 0052 and ask for Customer Services Department to arrange for one of our engineers to visit your home and carry out a free, full safety check. You can also fax them on 0800 107 7059 or e-mail on [email protected]

If you have any questions about the identification of these products, please call the number above for assistance.

If your shower has already been visited by NewTeam for a safety check since Feb 2004 you need take no further action.

Please note that no other NewTeam or Showerforce products are affected by this notice.

NewTeam Ltd, Brunet Road, Corby, Northants NN17 4JW
http://www.newteamshowers.com

(Published in the national press on the 2 August 2004)