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CSE announces limited voluntary recall of certain SR-100's for evaluation

February 26, 2010

Recall to affect less than one percent of units manufactured

Monroeville, Pa. – CSE Corporation (CSE) has issued a voluntary recall and suspended production on the SR-100, a self-contained, self-rescue unit used in mining operations. The recall is specific to a small segment of recently manufactured units and is related to an issue with the oxygen starter mechanism, company officials confirmed today.

"CSE has a rigorous and thorough, continuous testing process and is committed to the safety of all miners using its products," said Scott Shearer, CEO, CSE Corporation. "During a routine quality control test on the SR-100 units, CSE discovered an issue with the primary starter mechanism. We immediately suspended production to determine the cause and extent of the situation and reported the incidents to NIOSH and MSHA."

The voluntary recall includes withdrawal and replacement of the entire production lot even though this issue may only affect as little as one percent of those units. Production of the units will remain suspended until NIOSH and MSHA approve resumption. CSE has submitted an action plan for review and approval to the agencies on February 23. Following plan approval, CSE representatives will visit the affected mines to replace the units and provide additional training support and outreach.

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