A company has instructed a law firm in order to have a number of non-Type Approved emissions products withdrawn from the market.
The instruction comes from Environmental Catalyst Technology, (ECT) and follows on from the situation in January, which led to Klarius Products removing a number of catalytic converters from range, only to re-introduce them a short time later.
The catalysts in question bore type approval numbers that showed that ECT had manufactured the monoliths. In fact, the company had stopped supplying Klarius in 2012 and withdrew the ‘extensions’ – namely the rights to use the homologation codes on products manufactured by a third party – shortly afterwards.
In a statement, Peter Nitoglia from ECT said the company has retained the services of law firm Browne Jacobson LLP, adding: “In an effort to limit damages that may result from the continued distribution of these products, ECT has officially notified Klarius and all relevant government regulatory agencies of its cease and desist demands”
“Please could Klarius customers assist ECT and the market by ceasing to sell any of this product” Nitoglia added.
Klarius puts the certification woes down to ‘legacy issues’ and an ‘administrative glitch’. It says that the VCA were immediately notified, who gave the all-clear to continue selling the product, and that it continues to campaign ‘to raise quality standards in the aftermarket and protect the future of the entire industry in the years to come’
“All Klarius distributors, resellers, garages and end customers can be totally confident that every Klarius product is made to exacting quality standards and meets regulatory requirements, and that they have no issue with any item previously sold or currently held in-stock” said Paul Hannah, Business Development Director at Klarius.