Applicability: shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, ship masters, shipbuilders, agents and any other users of Dräger Saver CF type Emergency Escape Breathing Devices.
Dräger Safety has issued a safety notice (which includes a letter and attachment) highlighting that the hood visor material on a number of its Saver CF type Emergency Escape Breathing Devices (EEBDs) will not offer the required level of protection at extreme low temperatures and, in some instances, cracking of the visor may occur.
The hoods are provided on Saver CF type EEBD’s manufactured between 1 May 2018 and 2 July 2019, with serial numbers in the range from BRLE-0001 to BRMH-9999.
What should owners and operators do now?
If Dräger Saver CF type EEBD’s with the above serial numbers have recently been supplied, then owners and operators should check to see if the batch serial number of the EEBD’s hood is listed in this attachment, which also shows the location of the hood serial number.
If the hood serial number is listed, then Dräger has advised that replacement hood assemblies will be supplied through their sales network.
Until such time, as replacement hoods can be provided, owners and operators are advised to monitor the condition of the hoods and consider the installed location, especially if operating in cold climates.