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>Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 11:47:17 -0400
>From: "Olsen, Ken" <KOlsen@...>
>Subject: Safety Alert - Hand Flare Recall <<<Additional
>X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2657.72)
>United States Coast Guard Headquarters
>May 10, 2006
>Safety Alert 4-06
>RECALL - PAINS WESSEX WHITE COLLISION WARNING (MK7) HAND FLARE - ITEM NO
>The U.S. Coast Guard has recently learned that Pains Wessex, a United
>Kingdom company, has announced a recall of its White Collision Warning (MK7)
>Hand Flares Item No. 52651. The recall follows a recent incident in which
>an individual was seriously injured while using the White Hand Flare. The
>company has identified that there may be a risk of misfire and is recalling
>all white flares to prevent further injury.
>The White Hand Flare is sold on its own, as a part of the Collision Warn-Off
>Kit, or in the ORC RORC Distress Kit as shown in the images below.
>Customers with unexpired White Hand Flares are requested not to use the
>flare and to return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full
>refund. Those having questions may call +44(0)2392 623962 during office
>hours or contact the company via email at recall@.... Persons with
>expired White Hand Flares should call +44(0)2392 623965.
>Distributors having existing stock, should contact Keith Bradford at Pains
>Wessex on +44(0)2392 623912 or e-mail keithbradford@... for collection,
>replacement with Comet Handflare or reimbursement.
>No other Pains Wessex products are being recalled. Pains Wessex, Australia
>Aurora White Hand Flares are not affected.
>The U.S. Coast Guard strongly recommends that all vessel owners and
>operators who have this equipment onboard their vessels follow the
>recommendations per the Pains Wessex recall notice. Additional information
>is available at http://www.mcmurdo.co.uk/ .
>See attached PDF file.
>Questions or comments regarding this safety alert may be addressed to Ms.
>Alexandra Kim of the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Lifesaving and Fire
>Safety Standards Division at (202) 372-1394 or Akim@.... This
>safety alert is provided for information purposes only and does not relieve
>any domestic or international safety, operational or material requirement.
>Distributed by the Office of Investigations and Analysis:
>Additional Safety Alerts: http://marinesafetyalerts.us
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