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Old 09-08-2005, 07:51 PM   #22
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What crossfire is gonna do (finally):


Products At Issue In This Notice:
3000 PSI Nitrogen Systems with pressure tanks bearing DOT-E 12695
4500 PSI Nitrogen Systems with pressure tanks bearing DOT-E 12695

Reason for Warning:
In 2005, some Crossfire Nitrogen Systems were manufactured using GCI (Global Composites International) carbon fiber cylinders or tanks. These tanks were manufactured by GCI and supplied to Crossfire with correct U.S. Department of Transportation specification and certification. However, the U.S. Department of Transportation has recently issued a Safety Advisory Notice stating that the GCI tanks are unsafe and could cause serious personal injury, death or property damage. You can view the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safety Advisory Notice at:

Action Necessary:
Crossfire requests that the owners, distributors or handlers of the affected products immediately cease any and all use of the tanks. Take the tank to a qualified refilling station to have the pressure relieved. The tank should not be refilled and will not be re-qualified for service.

Product Return Procedure:


Contact Crossfire at and in the comment section add “GCI Tank Return.” We will use this information to contact you.


Have a qualified refilling station relieve the pressure from your tank.


Return the Crossfire Nitrogen System (with regulator attached) to Crossfire, Inc., 2980 Interstate Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. DO NOT SEND THE TANK TO US WITHOUT FIRST HAVING THE PRESSURE RELIEVED BY A QUALIFIED REFILLING STATION, AS THIS MAY VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW.


Also enclose with the tank a $40.00 check made payable to Crossfire, Inc., your name, address and telephone number, and Crossfire will install a new tank to your regulator and return it to you as soon as practicable.

Crossfire appreciates your understanding and cooperation and sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused by the defective tanks manufactured by GCI. We strive to provide safe products of the highest quality, and will exercise all appropriate steps to see that any safety issues such as the one discovered by the U.S. DOT is corrected. We thank you for cooperating with our efforts.

Chris Havlock
President of Crossfire, Inc.
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