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Corby-based shower manufacturer NewTeam has issued a product safety notice on all its BEAB-approved Showerforce 201 Power Showers following internal water leaks, which can cause overheating and charring of the internal microswitch.

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 Perkins 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.

A customer services representative at Newteam told Electrical Times: “We have had four reported cases so far out of
2,700 units sold.

“We are telling customers not to dismantle the unit from the wall or send it back to us. We will send out an engineer to replace the faulty microswitch.”

The safety notice tells customers to stop using the shower immediately if it starts leaking and to ensure that it is isolated from the electricity supply as a safety precaution. The switch to do this is normally in an airing cupboard.

For further information contact Newteam on 0800 107 0052

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