Safety Alert Technical 36
Faulty safety equipment – 2 kg and 5 kg aluminium CO2 fire extinguishers manufactured between 2006 and April 2011
|It has been brought to MCA attention via Lloyd’s Register Classification News that TOTAL, a manufacturer of portable CO2 fire extinguishers has contacted Lloyds Register to advise that faulty extinguishers have been identified in service. In a small number of cases the valve has failed and released unexpectedly.|
The affected extinguishers are 2kg and 5kg CO2 aluminium cylinders and were manufactured between 2006 and April 2011. The screw thread on the valve cannot be seen. The following brands are affected:
•TOTAL - Classic K2A, Classic K5
•COSMOS - COSMOS K5
Due to the possibility of the valves failing and causing injury, the affected extinguishers must not be touched or moved. Owners and operators must identify any possibly affected extinguishers on board their vessels and contact the manufacturer for advice immediately.
TOTAL has provided a product notice, issued with this Classification News, to help clients identify affected equipment.
For further information please contact:
TOTAL Feuerschutz GmbH
Industriestraße 13 • 68526 Ladenburg
Freephone hotline: 0800 6645364
For further information please contact Marine Technology Branch, MCA Tel: +44 (0) 2380 329 100 Issued: July 2011