Lincat offers refunds or replacements for IMC waste disposers affected by safety recall

IMC 500 series waste disposer

Lincat has assured customers that it will refund or replace any IMC waste disposers affected by a safety recall that it recently issued.

The company put out an immediate product recall for the 500 series waste disposers at the end of April after identifying a safety risk during a technical review.

The warning advises users to stop using the equipment immediately, isolate the electricity supply to the equipment, and contact Lincat to arrange a return or refund, or free removal and replacement with an upgraded unit.

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Lincat has also notified all of its UK distributors to identify end-user sites to enable it to make contact.

The manufacturer stated: “Following the closure of the IMC factory, the manufacturing of all IMC products has been moved to Lincat. We have conducted a full technical review of every IMC product as part of the transfer process. As a result of this we have issued a voluntary recall on the 500 series waste disposers. The full technical review revealed in some instances there could be a potential safety risk with these disposers.”

The recall concerns 500 series models: 523, 525, 526, single phase and three phase. All units should be able to be recognised by the distinctive black rubber housing above the motor.

Model numbers affected are: F52/029, F52/030, F52/301, F52/321, F52/500, F52/501, F52/502, F52/510, F52/520, F52/522, F52/530, F52/602, F52/612, F52/622, F52/632, F52/651, F52/681, LFWD523/1, LFWD523/3, LFWD525/1, LFWD525/3, LFWD526/1, LFWD526/3 and spares assemblies S52/057, S52/010, S52/020, G40/094, G40/223, G40/228 and G40/238.

Users can reach Lincat on 01522 437832 or

The recall does not affect any other IMC waste disposal solutions.

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Andrew Seymour

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