Klarius re-releases range after problems

Company faced type-approval issues in December

Published:  09 January, 2015

Klarius has started the New Year by re-introducing a number of the company's catalogue of catalytic converters, following the withdrawal from sale of some due to type-approval concerns.

Last month, the company issued a statement concerning a number of products and announcing they were to be removed from sale immediately, due to a legacy type-approval certification issue caused by a former supplier to the company.

In a statement release through the IAAF in December, the company said: "Having closely reviewed our production and disassembled some of our stock we are disappointed to report we have discovered anomalies where we have incorporated the wrong monolith into manufactured parts. Please note the monoliths incorrectly incorporated are fully functioning and correctly loaded with the appropriate metals. The error has been an internal issue."

Four other manufacturers, including BM Catalysts, released a joint statement following Klarius' announcement, warning workshops of the problems that could be faced if a non-type approved catalytic converter was fitted to a vehicle: "It is our belief that these parts are in effect not type-approved catalytic converters and therefore cannot be sold as a type-approved product under the The Motor Vehicles (Replacement of catalytic converters and Pollution Control Devices) Regulations 2009. Anyone doing so may be subject to a fine of up to £5,000 per offence. We strongly suggest anyone looking to sell/fit these Klarius parts seeks their own legal advice before doing so."

Klarius' new range introduction includes around 70% of its most popular products as a result.

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