Pains Wessex is recalling ALL of its White Collision (MK7) Hand Flares after one exploded last month, injuring a 51-year-old Yachtmaster instructor.
Pains Wessex is recalling ALL of its White Collision (MK7) Hand Flares after one exploded last month, impaling a 51-year-old Yachtmaster instructor. Following the accident on 5 April, the company recalled two batches, but there are now fears that further flares could be dangerous, and Pains Wessex has today issued a total recall.
The injured man is still recovering in hospital after he suffered broken bones, burns and severe internal injuries from the flare entering his abdomen. His condition is serious, and has been complicated by internal burns and chemical contamination. He is being looked after by a surgeon who treated victims of the July 7 bombings, and has his family by his side.
No Red (MK7) Hand Flares nor any other Pains Wessex products are being recalled, and the recall does not affect Pains Wessex Australia Aurora White Hand Flares.
The Pains Wessex White Collision Warning (MK 7) Hand Flare Item No 52651 is sold on its own and is also contained as a part of the Collision Warn-Off Kit and the ORC RORC Distress Kit. If you have any of these flares, please return them immediately to the place of purchase, where you will be refunded. If this is not possible, you can take them to your nearest chandler. If you have an out-of-date Pains Wessex White Collision Warning (MK7) Hand Flare, please call Pains Wessex on 02392 623965.
For further information, call Pains Wessex on 02392 623962 during office hours or e-mail email@example.com