Boat owners have been urged to check their fire blankets after Kidde announced a recall for four of its products
Kidde fire blankets are being recalled after the company identified a potential fault with four of its products.
The issue affects 1m2 models KS75BC, KS75N and KS100 in the Kidde range and the KM35021 model in the Lifesaver range (pictured below).
Affected blankets may not put out oil pan fires or may allow the fire to re-ignite soon after the blanket is applied.
Andy Burnett, director at Kidde Safety Europe, said: “If anyone calls our free helpline, we will be able to talk them through how to recognise what blanket they have.
“Kidde Safety Europe thanks any affected customers for their understanding, co-operation and it is apologising for any inconvenience caused.”
The recall is being supported by the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS), who are encouraging boat owners to share the message to ensure that all affected products are replaced as quickly as possible.
Graham Watts, manager of the BSS, added: “I urge everyone with a fire blanket the very next time they are on the boat, to set aside five minutes and check their equipment against the information in the recall.”
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