UPDATE: The UK regulator has updated the information for this recall regarding K15 manufactured between August 21, 2021 and March 8, 2022.
On Jan 14, 2022, The United Kingdom’s National Regulator for Construction Products, the Office for Product Safety and Standards, posted the following on its website:
Kingspan insulation products
In its role as the new National Regulator for Construction Products, the Office for Product Safety and Standards served prohibition notices on 23 December under the Construction Products Regulations 2013 (and the Northern Ireland equivalent) on Kingspan Insulation Ltd to prevent supply and require the recall of certain non-compliant K15 insulation board.
The prohibition notices apply to the following products, on the basis of supply at a lower level of performance than described:
- All Kooltherm K15 products manufactured between 1 August 2021 and 18 October covered by the Declaration of Performance dated 2 August 2021, Reference Number 1002.CPR.2013.K15.007
The prohibition notices apply to the following products, on the basis of supply without valid declaration of performance or appropriate conformity assessment procedure:
- All Kooltherm K15 products manufactured from 18 October 2021 covered by the Declaration of Performance dated 2 August 2021, Reference Number 1002.CPR.2013.K15.007
The notices require Kingspan to cease supply of affected product and to organise and implement the return of affected product from the market.
The company is required to contact any person supplied with affected product, those in the supply chain and final customers to arrange the return of all affected product, that has not been incorporated into buildings.
Notices requiring Kingspan to provide a detailed warnings relating to all affected product, including where it has been used in buildings, have been issued in draft form, as required by the Regulations, and will come into effect, subject to representations made by the company, in due course.
This is an ongoing enforcement action and is subject to the procedures set out in the relevant Regulations.