Canadashootingsupply.ca still has a few left. Hopefully the new ones will be here soon.
whats the word on the disfunctional safety valve,
any recalls to date ?
who all has seen this problem with there compressors ?
Its the only incident of its kind to date so far. As far as recals go there are industry standards to go by.Once a failure mechanism, and possibly the
root cause, has been established for a product,
it is important to determine if this is an isolated incident involving a single product or
whether there is evidence of a “pattern of
defect.” A strict definition of a “pattern of
defect” is not provided by the client. Therefore, the existence of a “pattern of defect”
depends on the specific circumstances associated with a given product investigation.
Review existing databases including listings
of product returns, customer complaints and
reported incidents should be conducted, preferably on an ongoing basis, in order to help
determine the number of failures of a specific product and compare this information
with historical data. Is this the first product
to come back or is this the 12th product in
the past three weeks to be reported? If there
is a spike in the number of field returns, the
next question is whether the failures are similar in nature. This requires a detailed examination of additional incident products. If
additional incident products are not available to examine, it is beneficial to review all
available photographs and reports associated
with these incidents.
If a “pattern of defect” is established after
a review of the failed products, it is necessary to determine how large of a population
of product is affected. Some of the important questions to consider in this determination include:
• Is this an inherent design problem? For
example, is the problem tied to the materials of construction? Is the problem with
a defective component? Is this component single-sourced or multiple-sourced?
If the problem is with only one component supplier, is there an easy way to separate out the unaffected population?
• Is this a batch problem tied to a manufacturing process deviation or temporary process change implemented based
on other constraints?
• Is this a problem only with certain models of product? For example, are there
differences in product construction that
determine if the product is susceptible to
a specific failure mode or unsafe condition? Can this be verified empirically?
• Are there geographical considerations that
make it possible to rule out certain populations of product? For example, are products much more likely to overheat and
cause fires in certain countries based on
standard power outlet voltages (e.g., United
States 115 volts, Europe 230 volts)?
What Is the Risk and Severity