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Old 29 May 2008, 06:48   #1
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URGENT Seago Lifejacket Recall

27/05/08

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING Seago 150 and 175 Newton Lifejackets including Junior Lifejackets.

Seago have become aware that some Seago 150 and 175 Newton Lifejackets including Junior Lifejackets may have a defect which could result in serious injury. The lifejackets are marked with a manufacture date in roman numerals, for instance the last quarter of 2005 is shown IV/05.

The quarters concerned are:

IV/05
I/06
II/06
III/06
IV/06
I/07

If you own a Seago 150 or 175 Newton Lifejackets including Junior Lifejackets then please check the manufacture date.

The lifejackets in question were sold in chandlery shops, marine retail outlets & marine web sites throughout the United Kingdom.

If you have an affected lifejacket then PLEASE STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY and return it to Seago Yachting Ltd, Mullany Business Park, Golden Cross, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3RP with your full contact details.

A replacement lifejacket will be issued.

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact Seago Yachting Ltd on 01825 873632

See the Seago website: http://www.seagoyachting.co.uk
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Old 29 May 2008, 11:28   #2
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What is the defect?

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Old 29 May 2008, 13:51   #3
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http://www.seagoyachting.co.uk/image...ing-notice.pdf

They dont seem to say on their notice
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Old 29 May 2008, 16:03   #4
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glad I went on here - got 2 of these - will be sending them back tomorrow!!

looking at the picture of the current model on the website the fastening buckle at the front is different to mine - looks more like the older ones - mine is a plastic buckle with a red button release

actually - some of the lifejacket pictures on the site still seem to use the plastic buckle...
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Old 29 May 2008, 16:04   #5
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bugger, that's all 8 of my LJs got to go back.
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I have three 175 newton automatic life-jackets I/07 and II/06 (which are from batches that have been recalled). Strange - Seago have my product registration cards, including email and postal addresses. Nothing through from them?

Batches from 4th quarter of 2005 to 1st quarter of 2007 are all effected. No indication of why.

Seems a trip to the post office is in order tomorrow - better safe than sorry!
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Letters also sent to owners who registered their lifejackets but no reason given. And yes I have three to go back ####### it!!!!
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Old 30 May 2008, 15:33   #8
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Spoke to Seago today and my understanding now is that certain failures have been found innthese batches that may fail to remain inflated. Well done to Seago for sorting mine so quickly with help from local chandlery Shamrock at Southampton. Thank you
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I don't know why people are complaining - unfortunately none of mine are of the right date - I would love 12 new lifejackets!!!

I bet this will cost them a fortune.
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Got a couple to go back as well - anyone found out if Seago are paying the postage?
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