Groco Recall Seacocks & Valves:
MODELS: IBV, FBV, FV and TWV
GROCO's design for the imported valves series shown above specified a high-grade stainless steel
valve stem. We have discovered that the stem material used in some of the valves manufactured between 2004 and 2006 may not have complied with our specifications. Valves with out-of-spec stems may not be suitable for salt-water use. Since the non-compliant silver color stems may fail when the valve is actuated we wish to have all such valves removed from service
. GROCO will supply replacement valves at no charge.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Visually inspect the valve(s) on your boat. If the valve has a stainless steel
stem (silver color), the valve should be replaced during the next scheduled haul-out.. Valves with a brass stem (yellow color) require no further action.
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