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USCG Recalls Various Models of Yamaha Personal Water Craft

Yamaha personal water craft The Coast Guard has issued recall #160009T for various models of Yamaha Personal Water Craft (PWC). In affected boats, the fuel hose may not be properly connected to the fuel tank and may disconnect while running. This could allow fuel to leak inside the hull, potentially causing the engine to stall or even cause a fire. Yamaha and the Coast Guard advise not to use the boat until returned to a dealer for inspection and repair.

The units affected are 2016 models:

FX Cruiser HO, SHO, SVHO
FX HO, SVHO
FZR SVHO
V1, V1 Sport
VX, VX Cruiser, Cruiser HO, Deluxe, Limited
VXR
VXS


 
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Kidde Plastic Valve Disposable Fire Extinguisher Recall

A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.

This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings can be found to the right of the nameplate. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X. A nameplate affixed to the front of the fire extinguisher has one of the following model numbers.

Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.


 
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Mustang Survival Issues Voluntary Recall Notice of Inflatable PFDs

Mustang Survival is voluntarily recalling MD315X (sold in Canada) and MD318X (sold in USA) inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) manufactured in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015. This recall is being issued for the reinforcement of a portion of the bladder assembly. The repair can only be performed at the Mustang Survival factory. Distributors and consumer are urged to return affected PFDs by directly contacting Mustang Survival’s Customer Service department at 1-800-526-0532 between 7:30 and 4:30 PST, Monday through Friday for specific shipping instructions. For more information on this recall go to: www.mustangsurvival.com/advisories.


 

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