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    Orion issues recall notice for hand-launched aerial signals

    Dec 8 2011 in Currents by Deborah Bach

    Orion Safety Products has issued a recall for two models of its hand-launched aerial signals, citing problems with the devices failing to launchDescription: http://threesheetsnw.com/files/2011/...on-300x300.jpg and/or ignite.

    The recall applies to older Orion XLT and 12-gauge signals made with orange ABS plastic. XLTs are self-contained, hand-launched signals, while 12-gauge signals have a pistol-style launch and a plastic shell.

    In 2008, Orion switched from orange ABS to red-colored, glass-filled polyethylene for its better strength, durability and resistance to moisture. The last XLTs that used orange ABS in the launch tube body expire this month, while the last 12-inch gauge shells using the orange ABS plastic expire in March 2012.

    If you have an XLT signal with an orange launch tube that has an expiration date between November 2011 and December 2011, or an orange 12-gauge shell that has an expiration date between November 2011 and March 2012, you are eligible to receive a free, four-pack replacement at no cost.

    To obtain a replacement pack, submit the following information by email to customerservice@orionsignals.com, subject "SIGNAL REPLACEMENT," or by mail to Orion Safety Products, Attn. Signal Replacement Program, P.O. Box 1047, Easton, MD, 21601:

    § Name

    § Address

    § Daytime phone number

    § Signal quantity

    § Lot number

    § Expiration date

    Customers are also asked to submit a photo of their signals, clearly showing the expiration date and lot number. Do not ship any signals back to Orion.

    Replacement packs cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box.

    Photos of the recalled products and additional information is available here.

    #2
    Thanks for the info.

    Joey
    2007 Discovery 246
    5.0L MPI BRAVO III
    The "BAY-BEA"

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      #3
      Thanks.

      Copied and pasted to my local boating website. Great info. :cool

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        #4
        Thanks for the reminder, just went to the boat and broke out the emergency ditch kit with my 12 gauge HP Alert signal kit Heck the kit was still sealed in the store plastic... Found mine expired before the cut off date. Your note does remind me to replace the contents of my ditch kit...

        SO, your note worked in at least getting me to check it... thanks...
        Doug ;}
        MMSI: 338068776
        "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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          #5
          This might be outdated. I see references to this recall back to 2003 on the 'Net. Fwiw

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            #6
            Orion has had a lot of issues.

            I tried 6 older SkyBlazers and none launched.
            Jim McNeely
            New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
            Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
            Brighton, Michigan USA
            MMSI # 367393410

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              #7
              after some fun researching the original author and post....this looks to be real, and current.

              Here it is: (Bass Pro sells this brand exclusively) I could NOT find this on Orion's website, FWIW

              http://threesheetsnw.com/blog/2011/1...erial-signals/

              Orion Safety Products has issued a recall for two models of its hand-launched aerial signals, citing problems with the devices failing to launch and/or ignite.

              The recall applies to older Orion XLT and 12-gauge signals made with orange ABS plastic. XLTs are self-contained, hand-launched signals, while 12-gauge signals have a pistol-style launch and a plastic shell.

              In 2008, Orion switched from orange ABS to red-colored, glass-filled polyethylene for its better strength, durability and resistance to moisture. The last XLTs that used orange ABS in the launch tube body expire this month, while the last 12-inch gauge shells using the orange ABS plastic expire in March 2012.

              If you have an XLT signal with an orange launch tube that has an expiration date between November 2011 and December 2011, or an orange 12-gauge shell that has an expiration date between November 2011 and March 2012, you are eligible to receive a free, four-pack replacement at no cost.

              To obtain a replacement pack, submit the following information by email to customerservice@orionsignals.com, subject "SIGNAL REPLACEMENT," or by mail to Orion Safety Products, Attn. Signal Replacement Program, P.O. Box 1047, Easton, MD, 21601:

              Name

              Address

              Daytime phone number

              Signal quantity

              Lot number

              Expiration date

              Customers are also asked to submit a photo of their signals, clearly showing the expiration date and lot number. Do not ship any signals back to Orion.

              Replacement packs cannot be shipped to a P.O. Box.

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                #8
                Though my boat is parked in the building - with no chance of the lake until the middle of April - I will be checking my signals tomorrow. Thanks for keeping us ALL informed :worth

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                  #9
                  A large group of my boating acquaintances get together each year to fire off old flares. All the really old, out of date stuff gets hauled out. We see the same thing time after time:
                  • 12g flares fired from a gun work almost 100% of the time, even when 20+ years old.
                  • Orion handheld flares fail to fire almost 100% of the time, even when new and current.


                  Orion flares cannot be trusted and will never be found on my boat.

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                    #10
                    Looks current, posted on the USCG site under ALERTS on 11/18/2011 10:07:00 AM:

                    http://www.uscgboating.org/assets/1/...g/News/541.PDF

                    Joey
                    2007 Discovery 246
                    5.0L MPI BRAVO III
                    The "BAY-BEA"

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                      #11
                      tbear wrote:
                      I could NOT find this on Orion's website, FWIW
                      tbear, I did find it on their site, but I had to search and dig a little bit for it. Clicked the Resource Center button, then Marine Product Notices:

                      http://www.orionsignals.com/images/s...%20to%20cg.pdf

                      Not very forthcoming on their part, I'll admit, for something potentially as serious as this.

                      Joey
                      2007 Discovery 246
                      5.0L MPI BRAVO III
                      The "BAY-BEA"

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