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  • David Spellman
    Jan 15, 2001
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      This is the release from PUR concerning the "recall"


      This is to advise you of a potential problem with the Stop Top
      accessory Stop Top Cartridge that comes packaged with the PUR Voyageur,
      Scout and Explorer water purifiers.

      The Stop Top serves as a water bottle adaptor plus reduces the iodine
      taste that may result from the purification process. However, recent
      testing has revealed variations in the carbon used in the Stop Top which
      could interfere with the purifier's ability to kill viruses in outdoor
      (untreated) water. Tests showed effectiveness against cysts and

      Purifier update kits will be available within the next few weeks.
      Consumers can receive a FREE kit by calling Recovery Engineering, Inc.
      at 1-800-319-7735.

      In the meantime, consumers who already own PUR camping purifiers can
      still use them. In order to ensure full anti-virus efficacy, we advise
      you to remove the StopTop and follow use instructions for "How To Handle
      Difficult or Extreme Water Conditions" located in your Use and Care

      Briefly, the process involves the following four steps:

      1. Disconnect the StopTop carbon filter and pump water into a temporary
      container at a rate of less than 10 strokes per minute.
      2. Remove the inlet hose from the water source and pump the purifier
      until air comes out of the output hose.
      3. Place the inlet hose into the temporary container and pump water
      into your water bottle or
      canteen at a rate of less than 10 strokes/minute.
      4. Let the water stand for 20-minutes before consumption.

      We are sorry for this inconvenience, but want to make sure that you
      achieve desired performance from your purifier.
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