Nu-Lec Industries—U & W Series Solid Dielectric Automatic Circuit Reclosers

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Published date

Product description

Serial Numbers 133321 to 248419. These products are sold under the following brand names: Nu-Lec, Merlin Gerin, and Siemens. the product was available for sale from March 1999.

Reasons the product is recalled

There have been a small number of reported instances of the pushrods in the U Series and W Series Reclosers fracturing and breaking. All such instances have so far occurred in the tropical regions. If a pushrod breaks then when an open operation is initialised.

The hazards to consumers

Electric Shock.

What consumers should do

Contact Nu-Lec or your distributor to arrange for the affected product to be sent to Nu-Lec's nearest service centre for retrofit. For further information contact Nu-Lec Industries Pty Ltd on (07) 3249 5624.


Nu-Lec Industries Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold


Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.