Technical Circular No. 71 | 2017

Subject : Emergency Escape Breathing Device- Product recall.

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  • Republic of Marshall Islands has issued marine safety advisory no. 21-17 regarding inherent defect on some of Hwayan Emergency Escape Breathing Device (EEBD) , model EEBD TH15 B.
  • Salient points of the advisory as follows:
  1. EEBD Unit manufactured during the July 2013 bearing lot number B132361-B132860 inclusive and B132861-B 133060 inclusive, totaling 700 units have an inherent blockage and do not fulfill the required rate of delivery of breathing air to the user.
  1. The blockage is observed in the pressure reducer connector which attaches to the air bottle.
  1. Lot number of the EEBD can be found on the side of the orange cover which houses the air bottle.
  1. Administration has recommended ship operators to check EEBDs onboard, and for affected EEBDs( lot numbers as mentioned above ) operators should contact manufacturer immediately at below contact for a replacement unit at no further cost.

Contact details of manufacturer:

Tel: 0086 511 55035528/ Fax: 0086 511 88035508


  • Ship owners / operators and masters are advised to be guided by above.  


  1. Republic of Marshall Islands marine safety Advisory no. 21-17.


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