An immediate product recall has been issued for Novacomet branded BP1803 LPG regulators manufactured between June 2006 and September 2015.
The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is encouraging boaters to check their LPG regulators following an immediate product recall on Clesse Novacomet branded BP1803 LPG regulators.
Used with propane and butane LPG cylinders, the recall involves all directly cylinder mounted, wall mounted single cylinder and two cylinder manual changeover versions manufactured between June 2006 and September 2015.
Following field sampling and testing, there are concerns about the potential of regulator failure in certain operational and environmental conditions.
Clesse has set up a dedicated website to deal with the recall and established a free recall helpline: 0800 088 5545.
Commenting on the recall, BSS manager, Graham Watts said: “If you have any worries or concerns about identifying the regulator on your boat, visit that website or contact the Clesse helpline and get advice from the manufacturer.”
“If you suspect that the regulator you’ve checked is one of the products in the recall, and it falls within the specified dates, Clesse Industries asks that you register the details,” he stressed
Following registration, Clesse Industries will check the identification.
If confirmed as a recalled product, Clesse states that it will process and supply replacement BP1803 regulators free of charge, as well as contribute to the cost of the product exchange that falls within this recall.
Watts also urged those needing a replacement to make sure it is installed by a suitably qualified registered gas engineer and to inspect the boat’s gas system.
“The BSS advice in general and not withstanding this product recall is that, if the pressure in the system is so great that the flames on you boat’s hob or cooker burners flare, or indeed if the pressure is so low that the burners and the pilot lights on fridges, or water heaters are not lighting, don’t ignore these signs,” he stressed.
“Have a suitably qualified registered gas engineer check over the equipment without delay,” urged Watts.
He also encouraged boaters to keep a note of the age of the regulator.
The BSS recommends replacement if it is over 10 years old, whatever the make or model.
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