Beware of counterfeit, similar sounding or looking EVAC+CHAIRS® evacuation chairs. These products could be DANGEROUS, FAIL DURING NORMAL USE and cause harm when used. Please ensure you ONLY purchase genuine EVAC+CHAIR® products
We have personally imported and tested several copies. Each of them have been sub standard in both performance and strength. The ones we have seen have no ISO, BSO, or other certification standard. Not even carrying the name of manufacturer. Some have even copied Evac+Chair colours. The average person would not know the difference.
Accreditation: Ask if the evacuation chair is registered with the MHRA (Medical & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency)* as a Medical Device Class I. After all, this is a life safety product and someone’s life may depend on it.
We have spoken to one of NZ's leading importers of Cycles and despite stringent quality control in the country of manufacture they still budget to allow 1 in 10 to be faulty to the point of needing replacement. Confidentiality does not allow us to provide details, but we believe this margin is incorporated into many importing companies. Unacceptable, but especially so when it affects safety equipment.
Some such chairs have already been extensively sold in New Zealand and could potentially discredit the good name we have built with Evac+Chair, and prove deadly in the event of a disaster.
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