The Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is supporting Calor Gas Ltd to alert any boaters to the immediate product recall on all 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured between 2008 – 2011 inclusively, following concerns regarding the potential deterioration of the cylinder.
A small number of 6kg Calor Lite® cylinders have been found to be showing signs of premature internal deterioration which over time could potentially lead to a gas escape.
BSS Manager, Graham Watts said:
‘We have been advised that the risk of this occurring is perceived to be minimal’
‘However, we understand that Calor, which sees its responsibility for customer safety as paramount, is determined to have a thorough internal inspection of all potentially affected cylinders.’
Any 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured in 2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011 must be returned to any 6kg CalorLite® retail outlet immediately. Cylinders manufactured outside of this date range are unaffected and safe to use.
Also cylinders from 2008-11 that have already been checked do not need returning. These are marked with a hole punched into the flat metal tare disc that sits on top of the cylinder just below the valve.
The date of manufacture of the cylinder can be found in two places on the cylinder base ring:
· Firstly adjacent to the words ‘Property of Calor Gas Ltd’ there is a box in which there are two letters, then two numbers which denote the year of manufacture i.e. 08, 09, 10, or 11, followed by one letter.
· In addition, at the very bottom of the base ring the third row of text shows the date of manufacture i.e.2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011.
Boaters can find the nearest 6kg Calor Lite® retail outlet by using the ‘Find-a-Stockist’ facilities to be foundat www.calor.co.uk/recall. Boaters returning a cylinder from the critical period, will be given for free, a full replacement 6kg CalorLite ® cylinder.
Calor Gas Corporate Affairs Manager, Holly Sims, said:
‘We would like to thank any affected customers for their understanding and co-operation and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
She added: ‘Further information can be found at www.calor.co.uk/recall and we have set up a dedicated 6kg Calor Lite® team who can be called on 08007834141.’