Product(s) affected: Quad Connect Stove, all variants Defect: internal fitting intermittently unsatisfactorily tightened at source Risk: potential diversion of gas flow causing fire hazard Solution: all Quad Connect Stoves bearing serial number PH201707***** and SH201707***** to be collected by producer (RidgeMonkey). Replacement to be issued by producer.

NOTE: all Quad Connect Stoves manufactured to this point bear a serial code starting PH201707 or SH201707. If you have purchased a Quad Connect Stove, it is essential that you stop using the product immediately and contact RidgeMonkey Head Office using the dedicated stoverecall@ridgemonkey.co.uk email address for further assistance.

Following a full investigation of reported issues with the Quad Connect Stove, it has been confirmed that an intermittent human error in the manufacturing process has caused a small number of Quad Connect Stoves to perform in an unsafe manner. While the percentage of affected units is currently very small, we do not wish to take any risks and as a result we are voluntarily issuing a full product recall notice on all variants manufactured to this point.

If you have purchased a Quad Connect Stove Primary Head, Secondary Head or Full Kit, it is essential that you stop using the product immediately and contact RidgeMonkey Head Office on stoverecall@ridgemonkey.co.uk for further assistance.

Carp Society Statement
A possible end to the current legal proceedings?

The Carp Society have released a statement via Facebook, detailing a conclusion to the ongoing legal proceedings:

"Carp Society Legal Case

Following a ten- month legal case the directors of the Society are delighted to announce they have fully gained control of the Society and can be recognised as the Carp Society Board.

With the case heading for a High Court hearing at the end of March, the four deposed directors, who brought the proceedings; Malcolm Coller, David Mannall, Derek Buxton and Shane Thompson have agreed to pay a significant part of our legal costs to bring the case to an end.They, together with Annee Mannall and Janet Cebunka will walk away and have no part in the future of the Society either as directors or members in Society affairs.

Although we have always been advised by our legal team of the strength of our case, the ever escalating costs involved in proceeding to a final hearing would have made it unlikely that those costs could be retrieved from the other side even if fully awarded to us.

We can now begin to move the Carp Society forward in the manner that was always intended.

Because of the shortfall in costs between those we have accepted and those incurred, we will continue to fund raise over the months ahead, and would ask everyone for their support in helping us do this.

Special thanks to my fellow directors; Greg Fletcher, Steven Hall, Miles Carter, Marsh Pratley, Paul Boichat and Brian Sefton. And to Sabrina Widdows in the Society office, and Tim Paisley, John Seal and Bill Ward.

Massive thanks for the positive comments and support everyone. It’s been a bumpy and sometimes uncomfortable ride, but we got there in the end! Along the way there has been the odd comment of “why bother?” The Society and its assets were built to support the world of Carp fishing and angling in the future, not for the benefit of a few individuals. This was a battle that had to be fought, for justice and for the future of Carp fishing.

“Yes we can!” finally became “Yes we did!”

Look out for further comment and information on our web site and Face Book page.

Derek Stritton Chairman on behalf of the Board"

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Thecarpsociety/