Found this on another board:
Important Recall on Anchor Swivels
by capnchuck » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:42 pm
We are not big fans of anchor swivels for a number of reasons, but many others use them on their boats. This recall was announced by Quickline. If you use one of these types of swivels please read the following;
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 4, 2010
Rushton Gregory Communications
QUICKLINE RECALLS BOYUT MARINE ULTRA FLIP SWIVELS
Quality Marine Importer Recalls UFS8 Swivel Designed For Use With 1/4- and 5/16-inch Anchor Chains
Huntington Beach, Calif. – Quickline, a world-class importer of quality marine gear and accessory products, announced today a total recall of Boyut Marine-manufactured UFS8 Ultra Flip Swivels designed for use with 1/4-inch and 5/16-inch anchor chains.
Produced between June 2009 and October 2010, the UFS8 is easy to identify. All recalled units have a molded eagle on the side of the swivel. Non-recalled units, produced prior to June 2009 and after October 2010 have a smooth body and finish. All other Ultra Flip Swivels, the UFS6, UFS10, UFS13 and larger sizes are not affected by the recall.
“Simply put, the UFS8 swivels do not meet Quickline’s high quality standards and strength requirements,” said Randy Boelsems, president, Quickline USA. “Thus, we are replacing every unit that we have sold to our customers, as their satisfaction and safety are paramount.”
Customers who own the UFS8 Ultra Flip Swivel should stop use immediately and contact Quickline to arrange a replacement unit. Once received, defective swivels should be returned to Quickline using the packaging and Federal Express label provided with the replacement unit.
For more information or to request a replacement swivel, please contact Quickline at 714-843-6964.Waterway Cruising Guide | Home