If you have Pains Wessex Flares then please read this
Executive and Trading Standards investigation has been launched following the serious injury of a Yachtmaster Instructor who was demonstrating a white hand-held flare.
The 51-year-old married yachtsman suffered severe burns and broken bones to his hand and arm before the metal tube entered his abdomen and burst out through his back causing internal injuries.
Steve Lucas, general manager of Pains Wessex Safety
Systems, has issued a product recall
on white collision
warning (MK7) hand flares, Lot number: 2045 and 2046 and product number: 52651. They have an expiry date of 12/08.
He said: 'A batch of this product could malfunction
with a risk of personal injury.' The product numbers can be found ink-jetted on the tubes of the flares.
The Pains Wessex White Collision
Warning (MK 7) Hand Flare is sold on its own and are also contained as a part of the Collision Warn-Off Kit and the ORC RORC Distress
Kit. Check if you have a flare with either Lot Number. If so, do not use it but return it immediately to the place of purchase
where it will be replaced.
If you are unable to return to it to the place of purchase
, take it to your nearest chandler, or telephone Pains Wessex 44(0)2392 623962 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org