Kannad SAFELINK EPIRBs global recall

Part No’s Affected    Description                Date Range
K1202311        EPIRB SAFELINK Manual+ GPS    All
K1202367        EPIRB SAFELINK Auto GPS        All

Orolia Limited, owners of Kannad Marine, have become aware of an issue affecting Kannad SAFELINK Manual and Auto GPS EPIRBs which could result in the beacon not operating in an emergency situation.

The SAFELINK EPIRB’s yellow body plastic may prematurely age when subjected to specific environmental conditions which has the potential to impact on its long term effectiveness in the field. The Kannad SAFELINK EPIRB models with part numbers K1202367 or K1202367 are the only Kannad Marine products affected.

Although the issue identified may impact beacon effectiveness in a very small number of cases, we believe it is important to take broader preventative actions to respond to this situation promptly and comprehensively for your safety. That is why Kannad Marine has decided to instigate a voluntary Global Recall Program for the SAFELINK EPIRBs and would like to invite you to read carefully the following procedure.

If you suspect that you may have an affected beacon (only Safelink EPIRB auto and manual), you should not use the SAFELINK as the primary Search and Rescue beacon on board your vessel. Please register your ownership, location and contact details via the dedicated website: www.safelinkepirbsupport.co.uk

Once registered, Kannad Marine Support team will direct you to your local partner to arrange a replacement of your beacon. Kannad Marine wants the best for its customers so your EPIRB will be replaced with a Kannad Sport Pro + Auto or Manual, with a 5 year warranty, free of charge.

For any further information, please contact Kannad Marine email: safelinkinspection@kannadmarine.com

 

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