ROW ERUPTS OVER CATALYST TYPE APPROVAL

Four catalytic converter suppliers have issued a statement regarding the legality of fitting certain products supplied by UK manufacturer Klarius.

The statement, from BM Cats, EEC, TP Cats and Euroflo, follows from Klarius’ admission on  23 December that it had inadvertently incorporated ‘incorporated the wrong monolith into manufactured parts‘.

The statement from the four reads: “It is our belief that these parts are in effect not Type Approved Catalytic Converters and therefore cannot be sold as a Type Approved product under the The Motor Vehicles (Replacement of Catalytic Converters and Pollution Control Devices) Regulations 2009.  Anyone doing so may be subject to a fine of up to £5,000 per parts seeks their own legal advice before doing so”. The companies had previously issued a more detailed statement about what constitutes Type Approval.

Klarius says that “Immediately on discovering (the wrong monoliths) we have entered into discussions with the relevant authorities to seek a solution”. The firm’s statement adds that it has been’a long standing campaigner for stringent application of Type Approval’. An update on the situation will be issued on 9 January.

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

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