Topper International product recall for Lower Mast Foot bung

ITCA World has received the following notice from Topper International concerning the new Lower Mast Foot bung that was released earlier this year:

NOTICE: Product Recall Lower Mast Bung D15/R Unfortunately, we have had to initiate a product recall for all of the new Lower Mast Bungs supplied and/or fitted by Topper International Ltd between 1st May 2019 and 1st September 2019. Topper International Ltd have received reports that under certain conditions some plugs have worked loose resulting in insufficient support for the lower mast. If use of the mast continues then failure of the deck moulding may occur.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL LOWER MASTS WITH THE MAST BUNG FITTED ARE TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE IMMEDATELY. IF YOU HAVE A MAST BUNG FITTED YOU ARE AFFECTED.

Urgent action is necessary to prevent any damage to owners Topper hulls. A stronger replacement part is being urgently prepared by the manufacturer and supplies of this replacement part will begin in days.

REGISTER FOR A REPLACEMENT PART FROM THE MANUFACTURER, TOPPER INTERNATIONAL LTD, BY EMAIL: info@toppersailboats.com OR PHONE: 00 44 1233 629186. Notice issued 3rd September 2019