Boaters with solid fuel stoves on their boats have a new source of advice to help avoid the two deadly threats of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and at the same time, save money on fuel, with the launch of a stove safety portal on the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) stay-safe website, www.boatsafetyscheme.com/solidfuelstoves.
Pimlico Plumbers founder, Charlie Mullins, is urging others in the trade to follow his lead and back a national campaign aiming to raise awareness for the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
The entrepreneur recently joined MPs, victims of the lethal gas and primary school pupils at a special reception held at the House of Lords, organised by independent, registered charity CO-Gas Safety.
The charity used the event to officially unveil 15 years of data collected on deaths and injuries sustained due to unintentional CO poisoning. According to the research, over the period 594 people have died as a result of the silent killer.
Royal Classic, Calor Classic and Calor Compact portable gas heaters sold after the 1 August 2010.
Unipart is issuing a product recall on some of its portable gas heaters purchased since the 1 August 2010, due to reports that a small number of products have been malfunctioning.
Unipart says that any Royal Classic, Calor Classic or Calor Compact portable heater bought after this date should be immediately switched off and returned to the point of purchase. The affected heaters were sold through Calor centres and other independent retailers.
We are very concerned about the other toxins. See under ‘Other toxins’ and also under ‘Blood tests’ on right hand side of ‘Prevention’.
When we raise this issue with Government we are told that carbon monoxide is the main issue. This may be true but then why has so little been done about CO? See below*
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June 9, 2007 by CO-Gas Safety