Safelink EPIRB Recall [Canada]


Canada CFIA Recall

Canada/Ottawa: Safelink EPIRB Recall [Canada]Kannad Marine recalls an estimated 300 Safelink Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (“EPIRBs”) due to prematurely aging and operational failure hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/ZtufH

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57264r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves certain Kannad Safelink Marine EPIRBs, compact Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons for use to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency.

The words, “Kannad Safelink” are printed on the white container and moulded into the black plastic of the wall mounting bracket.

The EPIRBs affected by this recall notification are as follows:

  • EPIRB SafeLink Manual+ GPS, part number: K1202311
  • EPIRB SafeLink Auto GPS, part number: K1202367

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. An additional variation of the recalled EPIRBs is pictured on the Web site above.

According to Health Canada, the Safelink EPIRBs yellow body plastic may prematurely age when subjected to specific environmental conditions. This defect has the potential to impact on its long term effectiveness in the field and may result in the EPIRB not working as intended in an emergency situation.

Neither Health Canada nor Kannad Marine has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Safelink EPIRBs, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact Kannad Marine to arrange a replacement.

Please register your ownership, location and contact details via the dedicated http://www.safelinkepirbsupport.co.uk/ Web site. Once registered, Kannad’s Marine Support team will direct you to its local representative to arrange a replacement of your Beacon with a Kannad Sport Pro + Auto or Manual, with a 5 year warranty, free of charge.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact the company at 1-800-262 8722. Alternatively, you can e-mail the company at safelinkinspection@kannadmarine.com.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Want to read more about this recall? Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.

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Additional information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-57264
Recalls Direct RIN: 6683-2016
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