2015 Media Information
2014 Media Information
2013 Media Information
- December 31, 2013 - Customer Notice-Reminder: SR-100 Units are No Longer Certified for Use
- How to Read the SRLD Temperature Indicator
- SR-D Retrofit Kit Now Available
- May 24, 2013 - CSE: Training Essential to Success of Mine Safety Device (PDF Article)
- Don't Get Stuck With The Wrong Pouch
- January 23, 2013 - Customer Notice - Reminder Phase Out SR-100 Units
2012 Media Information
- Visit Our Booth (#1643) at MINExpo 2012!
- August 22, 2012 - CSE Announces End of Distributor Agreement
- CUSTOMER NOTICE
Re: SR-100 RETRIEVAL & DISPOSAL PROCESS
- May 31, 2012 - CSE Announces Key Initiatives Aimed at Advancing the Production and Delivery of the SRLD
- May 23, 2012 - CSE: Setting the Record Straight
- May 6, 2012 - Monroeville's CSE Corp. Rebounds After Returning to Domestic Suppliers
- Effective Training Saves Lives Presentation
- April 26, 2012 - Statement from CSE regarding MSHA / NIOSH user notice for SR-100
- April 17, 2012 - Statement from CSE Regarding Status of SR-100
2011 Media Information
- July 26, 2011 - NEW SRLD Rescuer Device Approved by NIOSH and MSHA (Approval # TC-13F-0645)
- July 15, 2011 - Manufacturer of New Rescuer Product Points to Advanced Technology & Oxygen Starter
- February 1, 2011 - CSE Corporation Introduces New Miner Breathing Rescue Device
- January 14, 2011 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
Archived Media Information
- September 2, 2010 - Response to the Mine Safety & Health Administration's (MSHA) Procedure Instruction Letter No. I10-V-15 released August 31
- May 12, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
- May 10, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice (Updated)
- April 26, 2010 - Statement from CSE Corporation Regarding the Performance Coal - Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion
- February 26, 2010 - CSE Announces Limited Voluntary Recall of Certain SR-100's for Evaluation
- February 25, 2010 - SR-100 User Notice
- Coal Mine Inspectors Experience SCSR Training Units During Simulated Mine Explosion
- Coal Miners Experience SR-100 Training Units as Part of Mine Safety Training Exercise
- Thank You Letter from West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (PDF)
Response to the Mine Safety & Health Administration's (MSHA) Procedure Instruction Letter No. I10-V-15 released August 31
September 2, 2010
In response to the Mine Safety & Health Administration's (MSHA) Procedure Instruction Letter No. I10-V-15 released August 31; CSE Corporation issues the following statement.
CSE has been working actively with MSHA and NIOSH to address the SR-100's oxygen cylinder issue CSE discovered in February 2010. The company will continue to propose diagnostics that allow the user to diagnose promptly if a unit is at risk. Additionally, CSE has provided multiple alternatives to MSHA to deal with the issue and is, in fact, working diligently to satisfy regulators. This includes investigating alternate sources of supply to help ensure adequate caches of units are available in mines and help protect the safety of miners.
CSE continues to work diligently to identify and resolve the root cause of the oxygen cylinder issue. The company is responding quickly to questions raised by regulators on a weekly basis. We issued a halt on sale and production of the SR-100 SCSR in February because we found the primary starter mechanism in one unit out of 582 examined did not deploy oxygen during routine quality-assurance testing. As a result, we stopped production and sale until we could, once again, be confident in the reliability of both the primary and secondary starter features.
It is important to recognize that the SR- 100 is the only product on the market equipped with both automatic and manual start capabilities. Users have been reminded that, if for any reason, the automatic start does not initiate, their first recourse is to don another unit, if one is readily available. If a second unit is not readily available, the manual start should be used. We have conducted extensive training with our customers on how to initiate the unit’s manual start. We also have distributed instruction manuals and CSE’s managers are available to all of our customers to explain how to conduct effective training on initiation of the manual start. Since the inception of the Miner Act, more than 25,000 miners practiced starting SR-100's as part of their annual training with no reported failures of oxygen cylinders starters or manual starts.
CSE remains committed to the production of high-quality, reliable SCSRs for the mining industry.