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Rob@BSSOffice
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The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is supporting Kidde Safety Europe Ltd to alert any boaters to the immediate product recall on its “Kidde” or “Lifesaver” fire blankets following concerns regarding their effectiveness in the event of an oil pan fire.

Kidde Safety Europe Ltd has identified a potential safety issue with regard to 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.

Kidde state that if you have one of the potentially affected fire blankets, you must not use it on any oil pan fire.

There is more information on the recall at  and any boater finding one of these products should remove the fire blanket and contact Kidde Safety Europe Ltd directly on Freephone number 0800 917 0722 to arrange a replacement fire blanket.

Full BSS news release here www.boatsafetyscheme.org/about-us/news-and-press-releases/news-releases/nr16-003-recall-alert-kidde-fire-blankets-feb/www.kiddesafetyeurope.co.uk

Rob @ BSS Office
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Thank you for the 'heads up', Rob   Cheers

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