BSS supports two manufacturer recall alerts
The BSS, at the request of the two companies concerned, has issued media releases and placed information on our website supporting two manufacturer product recall alerts.
Firstly, the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is supporting Clesse Industries to make boaters aware of the immediate product recall on its Novacomet branded BP1803 LPG regulators manufactured between June 2010 and September 2015.
Following extensive field sampling and testing, Clesse Industries has taken the decision to implement a recall on its regulator product family BP1803 because of concerns about the potential of regulator failure in certain operational and environmental conditions.
Secondly, the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is supporting Kidde Safety Europe Ltd to alert any boaters to the product recall on identified “Kidde” or “Lifesaver” fire blankets following concerns regarding their effectiveness in the event of an oil pan fire. Product identification is achieved by looking at the photos on the Kidde website or in the release.
Kidde Safety Europe Ltd has identified a potential safety issue with regard to specific fire blankets sized 1m² which may impact upon the fire blankets’ effectiveness in the event of an oil pan fire. Kidde states that no reports of any adverse incidents have been received to date, however, testing of certain fire blankets has identified a risk that the affected fire blankets may not fully extinguish an oil pan fire and/or may allow the fire to re-ignite very soon after application of the fire blanket. Accordingly, a recall has been initiated on a precautionary basis to ensure end-user safety.
Both Clesse and Kidde would welcome help with publicising the recalls.
The key details are in the attached news releases and we would recommend full information is provided to your constituents in view of the critical need to identify specific models.
Should you wish to link to the BSS web coverage feel free to do so - http://www.boatsafetyscheme.org/about-us/news-and-press-releases/press-releases/
The BSS Examiner website will shortly be uploaded with this information and an examiner newsletter to be published shortly, pointing to the information.
This information is being provided to BSS Examiners in case boat owners raise the issue in conversation, there is no expectation that BSS Examiners will check regulators or fire blankets other than as specified in the BSS Examination Checking Procedures.