Update: We’ve just received the official recall notice from milKit regarding the Boost tubeless tyre inflator – see below for the full recall notice.
Madison, the distributor that imports and sells milKit products in the UK, has just gotten in touch with us to let us know that there is an immediate recall on the new milKit Booster tubeless tyre inflator. The advice we can pass on to those who own a milKit Booster inflator is to stop using this product immediately.
According to Madison, there is a defect in the product that makes the valve unsafe to use. Apparently milKit was informed by its factory this morning that the first batch of the Booster has a serious production error in the valve and isn’t safe for use. When under pressure, part of the valve can come away, which would see this part shot out of the head of the inflator, potentially at a very great speed. Which as you’ll probably agree, sounds absolutely terrifying!
Madison has informed us that there will be an official recall notice coming from milKit, so we’ll update this article as soon as that notice has been sent through to us. For the time being, any existing user of a milKit Booster inflator is advised to stop using the product immediately, and return theirs to the original retailer for a refund or replacement.
Got absolutely no idea what we’re talking about? The milKit Booster is a compact tubeless tyre inflator that’s designed to thread onto a SIGG-style water bottle. The bottle is then pressurised via a regular floor or mini pump fitted to the charging valve, then the release valve on the Booster head can be pushed onto a tubeless valve, allowing the pressurised air to rush inside the rim to help seat the beads of the tyre into the rim. milKit recommends charging the bottle to around 160psi.
We were first shown the milKit Booster during Madison’s in-house show, iceBike*, back in February, where we received this demonstration to show how it works:
Recall: Important Safety Recall MilKit Tubeless Booster
“We have received reports concerning the milKit tubeless booster products recently launched to the market. It is possible that parts may become detached from the booster during inflation.
Before the milKit tubeless booster products were released to market, we subjected them to the latest state of the art safety tests, no problems were encountered.
We are checking whether the problems are caused by a manufacturing defect or appliance failure.
However, in order to exclude any risks, we would like you to stop using all milKit boosters and contact the retailer of your milKit booster in order to follow the product recall.
All milKit tubeless booster products sold so far may be affected, further information is available on the milKit website at www.milKit.bike/booster-recall
For further information if you have any questions, please contact booster-recall@milKit.bike We apologise to all affected customers for any inconvenience that may arise and will do everything in our power to resolve any problems as quickly as possible.”
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