Shedding some light on the situation

By |  February 17, 2012

MSHA is clearing up a safety issue concerning Bayco flashlights. Certain model numbers of these flashlights are labeled with the MSHA emblem when, in fact, they are not an MSHA-approved product. Bayco’s website and advertising materials also improperly identified the flashlights as MSHA approved. The model numbers are XXP-5420B, XXP-5420G, XPP-5422B and XPP-5422G. Bayco is new to the mining market and has not received MSHA approval for any products at this time, though it has applied to MSHA for proper approval of the flashlights, the administration says in its alert. MSHA urges owners of these flashlights to return them to Bayco. The flashlights, however, are listed by Environmental Testing Laboratories as intrinsically safe for use in hazardous locations, and this listing is not affected.

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