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Truma recalls BBQ gas valves in the UK

Truma recalls BBQ gas valves in the UK

LONDON — During the course of its quality assurance testing, Truma has established that there may be leaks in the Truma gas outdoor socket and two gas removal valves, the company reported.

This only affects products with a yellow handle cap and the following codes below:

  • Truma gas outdoor socket in white ivory or black
  • Valve KV8-M — Coupling fast-release valve
  • Valve AKV-8-M — Junction coupling fast release valve

Affected codes for the recalled products are:

  • 01.2016
  • 02.2016
  • 03.2016
  • 04.2016
  • 05.2016
  • 06.2016
  • 07.2016
  • 08.2016
  • 09.2016
  • 10.2016
  • 11.2016
  • 12.2016
  • 01.2017

This can cause gas to leak uncontrollably from the affected products. In unfavorable circumstances, this can lead to gas deflagration and injuries. The company claims it has not yet heard of such a case.

As a manufacturer of premium products, Truma attaches great importance to supplying reliable and safe products. The safety and well-being of customers is a top priority which is why, to avoid any risk, the company and our supplier have decided to replace all affected products.

The probability that campers will encounter this fault is very low; nevertheless Truma would ask them to take the following precautions:

Ensure that the gas system is immediately turned off. To do this, close the cylinders and/or the gas tank or the external gas supply. If the external gas socket is connected to a separate shut-off valve (e.g. on the so-called valve block), people only need to close this shut-off valve.

If there is an awning, ensure good ventilation.

Check the code below the yellow handle cap (pictured here). To do this, users may have to turn the ring to read the code. Ensure that there are no ignition sources nearby during the inspection.

If  the product has a code between 01.2016 and 01.2017, people should contact a dealer, a Truma service partner or the Truma service center for a free replacement. The products may only be replaced by trained personnel and the process does not take very long.

Do not use the gas system again or re-open the separate shut-off valve (e.g. on the so-called valve block) until the parts have been replaced.

If the product has a different code than those in the table above, the gas system is safe to use again.

SOURCE: Truma bulletin

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