Fire Pump: no Expiration Date Indicated
27 Mars 2012 - Défi Media Group
Controversy surrounds the expiration date fire extinguishers. A motorist was given a ticket, the expiration date is not on the object in question.
The irony is that section 34 of the Road Traffic Construction and Use of Vehicle Regulation 2010 is silent on this famous expiration date.
This is the story of the biter bit! A. Gilbert, a resident of My Taste was made contrary, on March 11 to 23 hours, opposite the police station in Pamplemousses. The police were conducting a routine check. They accuse him of failure to display the expiration date on his extinguisher. The motorist will much can be done to explain that this machine did not include a date at such time of purchase. Nothing helped.
The police sergeant did not want to hear about this father. And to prove the contrary, he decides to check the fire extinguisher that was in the police van. There, the sergeant fell from the sky: no expiration date was on the extinguisher agents of the order. Despite this aberration, the motorist is still taking a ticket.
Daily Challenge wanted to learn more. The Fire Services Department, we throw the blame on the National Transport Authority (NTA), because section 34 of the Road Traffic Construction and Use of Vehicle Regulation of 2010 makes no mention of expiration date.
"The law does not provide that is responsible: the manufacturer or seller of this product. In principle, any matter relating to consumers, we address the Ministry of Commerce or the Consumer Protection Unit. For fire extinguishers, the law remains unclear. Police did not have jurisdiction to deal with this subject. The NTA is more apt to check this when the car goes into fitness, "responds our source.
Barlen Munusami, head of the Road Safety Unit, is not of that opinion. "Although Section 34 of the Road Traffic Construction and Use of Vehicle Regulation 2010 does not mention an expiration date, the law states that extinguishers 'Should Be a Good and efficient in order'. The law is clear on this point. The extinguishers have a recharging system. The motorist is expected to change, expiration date or not. " Once again, fire extinguishers raise the quarrel between the Fire Services Department at the National Transport Authority.
Extinguishers have become mandatory since 1 February 2011. But hardly the extent it is effective, they are removed from the market. The reason: these objects imported from China did not meet international standards! After the explosion of two cars in 2011, they must be allowed. "The grades stipulated by Article 34 of the law are not even marked on the product. Namely, Grade A for wood, cloth and cardboard, Grade B, liquid, solid materials, Grade C, Grade D and household gas, metals such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium. Only "dry powder" are allowed, "says an officer of the Fire Services Department.