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Kannad Marine recalls Safelink EPIRB

Starting date:
February 29, 2016
Posting date:
February 29, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Kannad Safelink Marine EPIRB

Product description

This recall involves Kannad Safelink Marine EPIRB's which are compact emergency position indicating radio beacons for use to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. The words "Kannad Safelink" are printed on the white container and moulded into the black plastic of the wall mounting bracket.

The EPIRB's affected are:
Part No's Affected Description
K1202311 EPIRB SafeLink Manual+ GPS
K1202367 EPIRB SafeLink Auto GPS

Hazard identified

The SAFELINK EPIRB's yellow body plastic may prematurely age when subjected to specific environmental conditions, which has the potential to impact on its long term effectiveness in the field.  This may result in the EPIRB not working as intended in an emergency situation.

Neither Health Canada nor Kannad Marine has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 300 recalled units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2010 to January 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United Kingdom.


Kannad Marine

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected Safelink EPIRB and contact Kannad Marine to arrange a replacement. Please register your ownership, location and contact details via the dedicated safelinkepirbsupport website. Once registered, Kannad Marine Support team will direct you to your local partner to arrange a replacement of your beacon with a Kannad Sport Pro + Auto or Manual, with a 5 year warranty, free of charge.

For more information, consumers may contact Kannad Marine by email or contact Kannad via their 24 hrs toll free service 1 (800) 262 8722 from Monday to Sunday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.