Expired Pyrotechnic Flares and Their Impact on the Environment and Your Health

When asked, most boaters will admit to either keeping their expired flares on board their boats as backups, or they store them off-site, maybe in a garage or shed.  Some boaters, however, have been known to discard these dangerous flares in a regular trash can, or some even throw them overboard into the water… The seeping of toxic chemicals from pyrotechnic flares into the soil or groundwater should concern us all.  Perchlorates, for example, are a common ingredient in many pyrotechnic flares…reduces the thyroid’s ability to take up iodine, which reduces thyroid hormone production and results in hypothyroidism

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Are Your Flares Kid/Family-Friendly? Read This Before You Replace Your Expired Set of Pyrotechnic Flares

Picture this scenario…
You are going out on your boat or yacht and decide to take your young child with you. Let’s say he/she is about 6 years old. Everything is going well, as it always does…suddenly something happens. It may be a medical emergency putting you out of commission, or maybe a problem with your boat that requires your full and immediate attention. But you need help, and darn it all, your radio is not working or you didn’t teach junior how to use it…So, what’s the alternative? A battery-operated, totally non-explosive, child-safe, family-friendly, nighttime visual distress signal option for your vessel.

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Sirius Signal’s C-1002 two-color SOS Distress Light receives Coast Guard approval

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/23/20 Danielle Doyle 888.526.0005 danielle@siriussignal.com Becomes first in the world to receive certification SAN DIEGO — January 23, 2020 — Sirius Signal, the leader in marine safety innovations, is pleased to announce the U.S. Coast Guard has approved the use of its flagship electronic visual distress signal device (eVDSD) as […]

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Official Sirius Signal News 10.22.2019

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/22/19 Danielle Doyle 888.526.0005 danielle@siriussignal.com Please note that effective Jan 1, 2020, Sirius Signal will no longer license or manufacture the model C-1001. San Diego, CA — Listed below is the USCG 161.013 Manufacturer Approved Equipment List table showing all current and past manufacturers of the SOS distress light which […]

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Sirius Signal Announces Next Generation of SOS Distress Light

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/26/19 Danielle Doyle 888.526.0005 danielle@siriussignal.com Sirius Signal Announces Next Generation of SOS Distress Light and Updated Distribution San Diego, CA — Sirius Signal, LLC, designers and engineers of the award-winning SOS Distress Light, best known for its US Coast Guard approved electronic visual distress signal devices, is excited for the […]

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Sirius Signal Field Study Helps Save the SOS Signal Used for Maritime Emergencies

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/29/19 Danielle Doyle 888.526.0005 danielle@siriussignal.com The Sirius Signal team worked with USCG representatives to conduct studies researching the best colors and sequences to use when summoning help in a maritime emergency. Their findings resulted in new carriage requirements and regulations. San Diego, CA — After 100 years, the marine SOS […]

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1 Million Pyrotechnic Flares Out of Circulation

1 Million Pyrotechnic Flares Out of Circulation Due to the Increased Popularity of Sirius Signal’s Electronic Flares PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/24/18 Danielle Doyle 888.526.0005 danielle@siriussignal.com San Diego, CA — Sirius Signal, the company that designs and engineers the highly awarded SOS Distress Light Beacon is excited to announce a significant milestone in their […]

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Kicking the Flare Disposal Problem Down the Road

They’re not just hazardous waste; they’re explosive hazardous waste.

We’re talking about out of date flares. Each year, the number of places that will accept expired flares for “free” continues to dwindle. Topping the list is the recent decision of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to no longer accept them, preceded by the same decision by most fire department stations.

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