Fuse wire 5

Recall published
2012-02-27
Brand
  • 1.        B & Q
  • 2.        Wilkinson
  • 3.        Homebase
  • 4.        Masterplug
Product title
Fuse wire 5, 15 &30 Amp Fuse Wire
Product description
5A, 15A & 30A fuse wire.
Risk
Incorrect material was used to produce the 5A fuse wire. It should be made of tin-coated copper, however, due to a mix up in the factory, stainless steel wire was used instead. Stainless steel has a different electrical resistance to copper and at normal working current (approximately 2.5A) the fuse wire will glow red hot.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
1.       FUSEW/BQ-BQ
2.       FUSEW-WK
3.       FUSEW-HB
4.       FUSEW-MP
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Burns Fire
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0345/12
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
United Kingdom

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