Fire blan­ket and gas fit­ting re­call

Canal Boat - - News -

SAFETY RE­CALL NO­TICES have been is­sued by the man­u­fac­tur­ers for two po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous items used by many canal boaters – a fire blan­ket, and a gas bot­tle reg­u­la­tor – and the Boat Safety Scheme is urg­ing boaters to take the no­tices se­ri­ously.

The Clesse No­va­comet brand reg­u­la­tors of type BP1803 are used for both propane (red) and bu­tane (blue), and come in three ver­sions – di­rectly cylin­der mounted; wall­mounted sin­gle cylin­der; and two cylin­der man­ual changeover – all of which are af­fected by the no­tice. There are con­cerns that those made be­tween June 2010 and Septem­ber 2015 (the date is marked on the la­bel in fig­ures i.e. from 06/10 to 09/15) might fail. They can be re­placed free of charge: see cless­esafe­tyno­ for more de­tails.

The sec­ond re­call no­tice is for fire blan­kets of the Kidde and Life­saver brands in a one-me­tre square size. Mak­ers Kidde Safety Europe say test­ing has iden­ti­fied risks that the blan­kets may fail to fully ex­tin­guish a pan fire, or al­low it to re-ig­nite af­ter ap­pli­ca­tion. Go to kid­de­safe­tyeu­rope. to ar­range for a re­place­ment in a slightly larger size.

Urg­ing boaters to “set aside five min­utes” to check their equip­ment, BSS Man­ager Gra­ham Watts said: “It’s im­por­tant that boaters and boat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions pay at­ten­tion to such prod­uct re­calls.”

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