Wylex NS range, Crabtree Loadstar range and Volex - Minature Circuit Breakers

Product Type: 
Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs)
Product Manufacturer: 
Serial number(s): 
Not applicable
Recall Date: 
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Manufactured dates: 
April 2009 to February 2010
Contact Details: 
Telephone: 0844 5564787
Investigator Name: 

Important Notice

Electrium - Product Recall

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.

The affected Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs) were supplied from April 2009 to February 2010 and are listed below. All other devices are unaffected.
Devices supplied outside of these dates are unaffected.

MCB Rating Wylex Crabtree (Loadstar) Volex
6 Amp NSB06 6M1806 VB06
10 Amp NSB10 6M1810 VB10
16 Amp NSB16 6M1816 VB16

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

This work must be carried out by a qualified competent electrician, under no circumstances should the general public attempt any aspect of this work.

If you have purchased or installed any of the product listed above, between the dates shown please visit our dedicated web page for assistance:


Or call: 0844 5564787

Published in the electrical press on the 30/04/2010