Various model numbers detailed in the text below

Product Type: 
Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs)
Product Manufacturer: 
Serial number(s): 
Not applicable
Recall Date: 
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Manufactured dates: 
Supplied/installed between April 2009 and February 2010
Contact Details: 
0844 556 4725
Investigator Name: 

Electrium Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs)

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 MCB’s 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 6M1B16 VB16

MCB Rating Newlec Sector Steeple Alto
6 Amp NLMB106 SVMCB6/B D2SB06B AL2751
10 Amp NLMB110 SVMCB10/B D2SB10B AL2752
16 Amp NLMB116 SVMCB16/B 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 following registration helpline: 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 customer 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.