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Safety Alert - Technical No. 11

LIFEJACKETS

Remploy ( the manufacturer) has brought to our attention that some lifejackets that have been sold as the ENGLAND'S PROFESSIONAL LIFEJACKET manufactured between the 6th of October 1997 and the 24th of July 2006, from batch numbers referred to in the attached document, (click here to download PDF 23KB) all of which have a green outer cover, may have been incorrectly assembled, possibly leading to an inflation failure in manual operation. No matter of concern has been raised regarding their automatic inflation. These Lifejackets are being recalled as a precaution for inspection and, where appropriate, repair or replacement.

Owners of lifejackets as described above should:

Not use them

Return them to the nearest Remploy Lifejacket Service Station

Owners of these Lifejackets seeking further information on the recall process can call the Remploy Helpline on 0800 6527597, for International calls outside of the UK please dial +44 1333 429607 between the hours of 09:00 am & 05:00 pm where they will be directed to the nearest Remploy service agent or where alternative collection arrangements can be agreed. Owners can also make contact by email remployrecall@servicecentre.uk.com.

To download a printable copy of this Safety Alert Click Here (PDF 19kb)

For further information please contact
Shipping Safety Branch
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Tel: +44 (023) 8032 9120
Issued: October 2006