Graco Safety Alert – Vented Air Ball Valve 110225

GracoSAFETY ALERT

Between January 1, 2017 and January 10, 2018, Graco 110225 ball valves were not manufactured correctly  by Graco’s supplier! 

The incorrect valves do not have a vent hole, and as a result will not vent pressure when turned to the closed position. Air pressure can then become trapped downstream of the valve potentially causing serious injury due to unexpected movement of equipment. 

Here is a a list of affected products:

Part Number Description Part Number Description
110225 VALVE, VENTED, TWO-WAY, ½ 246669 SYSTEM, WASTE OIL PUMP TRENCH
 244680  SYSTEM, BULK ANTIFREEZE/WWS  244648  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE 
 244847  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  246672  SYSTEM, WWS PUMP
 244628  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  244679 SYSTEM, BULK ANTI-FREEZE/WWS  
 244846  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  246657  SYSTEM, AIR DROP
 246659  SYSTEM, AIR DROP & TIRE CHANGER  244646  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE 
 244641  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE    

Your safety is Graco’s and our highest priority. All incorrect valves in inventory and in use must be removed, quarantined and replaced.

 

Graco 110225 Ball Valve AlertThe correct valve has a vent hole and is marked with a directional arrow and the number 250.
The incorrect valve does not have a vent hole and the markings are different.

If you have identified that you purchased any of the affected valves and/or equipment packages between 1/1/2017 to 1/10/2018, here are the required actions to follow:

  1. Inspect the valves and packages for the incorrect valve
  2. You must REMOVE or QUARANTINE the incorrect valve
  3. If you can not remove the valve from use immediately, it is extremely critical that you find a method to relieve trapped air pressure before cleaning, inspecting or servicing the equipment
  4. Contact  us at 1.800.451-4021 to replace the incorrect valves
    1. A warranty claim will be created
    2. the incorrect valves must be returned to Graco to receive credit for the incorrect valves
    3. UPDATE as of 2/8/2018 – Graco WILL reimburse for labor on a case by case basis!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any further questions or require assistance, please call us at 1.800.451.4021.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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UPDATED: URGENT SAFETY RECALL: OPW SWIVEL CONNECTORS!!!

OPW Corporate LogoRECALLUPDATED AS OF MAY 12, 2017

 

The previous recall affecting the 241TPS series swivel has now been extended to the 20S 3/4 and 1 inch swivels!! 

This pertains only to the specific swivels and hose kits identified in the latest OPW Recall Alert and does not pertain to other OPW swivel models or products.

Below is the JWK Blog post dated March 24, 2017 from the previous recall posted about the OPW 241TPS Series and 36S swivel models.

An issue has been identified at an OPW supplier which has led to the immediate stoppage of sales of OPW swivel connector models 241 TPS Series and 36S with stamped manufacture dates between January 2013 and March 2017. This applies to 3/4 and 1 inch swivels. The specific models and date codes are listed on the Recall Alert as well as a list of the specific parts numbers affected.

OPW has identified a concern with a retaining rod used in the affected swivel connectors. In certain rare cases, the retaining rod may not perform as expected, resulting in unintended separation at the swivel connections, presenting a risk of fuel spillage. Additionally, while regulations and warnings prohibit the presence of ignition sources at the pump, there is a potential fire hazard if an ignition source is nevertheless present. Because the quality and safety of OPW products is paramount, they are stopping sales and recalling of all potentially affected swivels, effective immediately.

This communication pertains only to the specific swivels and hose kits identified on the Recall Alert and does not pertain to other OPW swivel models or products.

Here is an excerpt from the recall alert stressing the need to take immediate action on this recall notification:

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED:

  • Inspect your gas pumps and identify any OPW swivel connectors with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • Remove or replace all swivels with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • If the swivel was installed as part of a hose kit, only the swivel needs to be replaced, not the entire hose kit.
  • Register for the recall using the https://OpwSwivelRecall.expertinquiry.com website or by calling 1-866-562-5931 between 9am and 5pm EST Monday through Friday. You must provide contact information and certain information to identify the affected swivels to be replaced.
  • OPW will directly ship new, alternative swivels to replace your recalled swivels.
  • Tag and dispose of the recalled swivels per the instructions provided with your
    new swivels.
  • REMOVE OR REPLACE AND DO NOT REUSE RECALLED SWIVELS. THERE IS A RISK OF FIRE, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY, AND DEATH + Add New Category .

OPW regrets this inconvenience to you and your business and appreciates your patience as we work to ensure the safety and quality of our products.

If you have any further questions, please contact us immediately at 1.800.451.4021

We appreciate your continued business and support. We hope to see you next Wednesday, March 29th at our Make Your Station Safe Again Trade Show!

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URGENT SAFETY RECALL: OPW SWIVEL CONNECTORS!!!

OPW Corporate LogoRECALLAn issue has been identified at an OPW supplier which has led to the immediate stoppage of sales of OPW swivel connector models 241 TPS Series and 36S with stamped manufacture dates between January 2013 and March 2017. This applies to 3/4 and 1 inch swivels. The specific models and date codes are listed on the Recall Alert as well as a list of the specific parts numbers affected.

OPW has identified a concern with a retaining rod used in the affected swivel connectors. In certain rare cases, the retaining rod may not perform as expected, resulting in unintended separation at the swivel connections, presenting a risk of fuel spillage. Additionally, while regulations and warnings prohibit the presence of ignition sources at the pump, there is a potential fire hazard if an ignition source is nevertheless present. Because the quality and safety of OPW products is paramount, they are stopping sales and recalling of all potentially affected swivels, effective immediately.

This communication pertains only to the specific swivels and hose kits identified on the Recall Alert and does not pertain to other OPW swivel models or products.

Here is an excerpt from the recall alert stressing the need to take immediate action on this recall notification:

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED:

  • Inspect your gas pumps and identify any OPW swivel connectors with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • Remove or replace all swivels with the affected model numbers and within the affected date range.
  • If the swivel was installed as part of a hose kit, only the swivel needs to be replaced, not the entire hose kit.
  • Register for the recall using the https://OpwSwivelRecall.expertinquiry.com website or by calling 1-866-562-5931 between 9am and 5pm EST Monday through Friday. You must provide contact information and certain information to identify the affected swivels to be replaced.
  • OPW will directly ship new, alternative swivels to replace your recalled swivels.
  • Tag and dispose of the recalled swivels per the instructions provided with your
    new swivels.
  • REMOVE OR REPLACE AND DO NOT REUSE RECALLED SWIVELS. THERE IS A RISK OF FIRE, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY, AND DEATH.

OPW regrets this inconvenience to you and your business and appreciates your patience as we work to ensure the safety and quality of our products.

If you have any further questions, please contact us immediately at 1.800.451.4021

We appreciate your continued business and support.  We hope to see you next Wednesday, March 29th at our Make Your Station Safe Again Trade Show!

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