Safety Alert Technical 33
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LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES - Thermal Protective Aid
Information about Thermal Protective Aid Type MF206B
It has been brought to the attention of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) that Thermal Protective Aid, Type MF 206B, manufactured by BCB International Ltd has been placed on the market with incomplete Wheelmark – without Notified Body number and year.
The MCA has confirmed with the Notified Body which issued Thermal Protective Aid, Type MF 206B, with its Module B certification that the manufacturer did not undertake the quality assurance module, contrary to the intent of the Council Directive 96/98/EC on marine equipment (MED).
MCA has requested clarification from the manufacturer who confirmed this product was erroneously placed on the market. The manufacturer has already contacted its customers informing them of the situation and is in the process of recalling the product from the market.
Taking the above into account you are requested to contact BCB International Ltd if you are in possession of the subject Thermal Protective Aid.
For further information please contact Marine Technology Branch, MCA Tel: +44 (0) 2380 329 100
Issued: 5th August 2010