Fake hydrostatic release units

The Maritime Department is sending out a warning for these counterfeits and encourages anybody in doubt to contact CM Hammar to verify the serial number and production date.
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hydrostatutlosare-engA shipping company recently purchased a number of release units from chandlers in India. The company tested five of these by sinking them in water, but only two of them released. After contacting the company presumed to have manufactured the devices, CM Hammar AB in Göteborg, it was established that the devices were not made by them at all but were counterfeits. Not a single one of them operated in compliance with SOLAS standards.
The Maritime Department is sending out a warning for these counterfeits and encourages anybody in doubt to contact CM Hammar to verify the serial number and production date. CM Hammar has also sent out a Safety Alert showing how to distinguish between the real item and fake units.
It is not known whether the fake units only come from India, so all owners are recommended to check the authenticity of their units by following instructions on www.cmhammar.com.
SjöI dnr 070206-08-22948.
Hammar Press release 16/12/2008

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