Orion Skyblazer XLT Flare Safety Notice

Tuesday, 30 September 2008
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Orion Safety Products has issued a safety warning specifically for their Skyblazer hand-launched red aerial flare based on reports that the safety sleeve on the unit became detached from the launch tube during firing. Some users reported bruised knuckles, a punctured finger nail and a lacerated finger.

They have asked their retailers to pull the products for now while they try to figure out the problem and possible solution. They are currently focusing on flares made since April 2008.

As of yet, there isn't a recall on the products but according to the safety notice, they suggest that the Skyblazer signal only be used if alternative emergency distress signals are unavailable.

More information: orionsignals.com

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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