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Old 05 May 2006, 03:59   #1
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Total recall of white distress flares.

Following investigations carried out after an incident in which a member of the public was injured, Pains Wessex has announced a total recall of all its Pains Wessex White Collision Warning (MK7) Hand Flares Item No 52651.
Full news release here http://www.yachtinguniverse.com/inde...ticle&sid=3772
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Old 05 May 2006, 13:24   #2
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Thank you!

Thanks for letting us know, Stephen.

I recently bought the RORC set from Port Solent. It's the first time I have bothered with the full set, as I usually get the Offshore pack, which doesn't contain white ones.

I think I shall take this back and swap it for the Offshore set!

Thank you for printing this potentially life-saving information.

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Old 05 May 2006, 14:31   #3
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Quote:
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Following investigations carried out after an incident in which a member of the public was injured ....
“Injured” is a bit of an understatement, I quote ..."a white handheld flare he was holding exploded, entered his abdomen and burst out through his back. He suffered broken bones, burns and severe internal injuries that required a transfusion of 18 pints of blood."

According to the report he is a Yachtmaster instructor and is recovering.
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“Injured” is a bit of an understatement, I quote ..."a white handheld flare he was holding exploded, entered his abdomen and burst out through his back. He suffered broken bones, burns and severe internal injuries that required a transfusion of 18 pints of blood."

According to the report he is a Yachtmaster instructor and is recovering.
If you want to see how Duncan is doing then visit this website...
http://www.anps.co.uk/Duncan/

What a complete NIGHTMARE!!!!!

Glad to hear the od duffer is on the mend.

Stephen
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