It has come to the attention of the IAAF that Klarius has, in the past week, conducted an audit and internal review of its catalytic convertors – both in production and stock in its warehouse.
The company has since issued the following statement:
‘As a result of discovering some administrative anomalies we have immediately suspended all production and deliveries of Type Approved converters while we implement the appropriate corrective actions.
Having closely reviewed our production and disassembled some of our stock we are disappointed to report we have discovered anomalies where we have incorporated the wrong monolith into manufactured parts.
Please note the monoliths incorrectly incorporated are fully functioning and correctly loaded with the appropriate metals. The error has been an internal issue.
Immediately on discovering this we have entered into discussions with the relevant authorities to seek a solution.
We apologise unreservedly to our customers and the independent aftermarket as a whole for this error.
We will communicate individually with you as over the next 48 hours as more information and solutions become available, and we thank you for your support and understanding through this short period.
Klarius is recognised in the market as a premium product which has the lowest quality returns rate in the market. We have not benefited financially or commercially from this error and the distributors and end users have not knowingly been supplied the wrong component. As a long standing campaigner for more stringent application of Type Approval we are keen to implement corrective actions as soon as possible.
Please note that our exhaust, DPF, CAT front pipe, and our non-approved catalytic converter supply remains absolutely unaffected.
It is hoped we can implement all corrective actions over the Seasons holiday period. We will of course keep you fully updated
Immediately on discovering this we have entered into discussions with the relevant authorities to seek a solution.’
Details of the type approval requirements and the consequences for non-conformity can be found by CLICKING HERE .
A further update will be issued in the IAAF e-bulletin on Friday 9th January 2015.