Dangerous older cookers

The BSS is supporting Beko and Belling to find and fix dangerous older models of Beko, Flavel, Leisure, Belling and New World gas cookers that can produce potentially fatal levels of CO if used with the grill door closed. The model and serial numbers are on a plate behind the oven door. Model numbers for Beko, Flavel or Leisure cookers are: Leisure CM10NRK, CM10NRC, AL6NDW, CM101NRCP, CM101NRKP, Flavel DCGAP5LS, AP5LDW Flavel Milano ML5NDS. The model numbers for Belling and New World cookers are: Belling Country Chef 100G Silver (444445945) or Anthracite (444445946) Belling G755 MK2 Anthracite (50531082) or White (50531081), Belling GT 755 White (444449050), New World Vision 50TWLM SV LPG (444445698), 50WLM WH LPG (444445021), 50WLM SV LPG (444445020) and 50TWLM WH LPG (444445697). The companies will arrange a free modification to your cooker to remove any risk. Call Beko on Freephone 0800 2943129 or Belling on 0800 1105728, 9am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Following media reports this June about non-working imported carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold on internet shopping sites, the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) is cautioning boaters, that choosing the right CO alarm is an especially critical decision as boats can fill in minutes, sometimes seconds, with lethal levels of the highly toxic gas.

Put bluntly, if you can smell petrol-engine exhaust fumes in the boat, kill the engine(s) and get out fast before you inhale any further toxic fumes!

A major carbon monoxide (CO) risk comes from either big inboard petrol-engines producing lethal volumes of the highly poisonous gas in seconds, or from outboards and other portable engines steadily increasing CO in the cabin; but whatever the source, boaters cannot afford to drop their guard says the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS).

Crime prevention

The Regents Canal and surrounding area is experiencing increased robberies and burglaries and the Bow West Safer Neighbourhood Team, CRT and the Metropolitan Police have issued the following advice to boaters, which is applicable in any urban area:

Don’t make your boat attractive to thieves

Thieves are always on the lookout for easy targets.

NABO comments on MAIB report on Love for Lydia fatality due to CO poisoning.

NABO has considered its position on the whole question carbon monoxide (CO) alarms becoming a mandatory requirement under the Boat Safety Scheme. In May 2017 the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued its final report on the event, and their investigations. A key recommendation is that BSS examinations should include a check for working CO alarm(s).

NABO is in full support of the recommendation. NABO Council met in April 2017 and unanimously agreed that the Association should support the requirement.

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