To All Customers:
Please make note of an important product safety alert regarding seam tape separation in turnout gear. W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (“Gore”) has observed isolated incidents of seam tape separation in stored firefighter turnout gear utilizing both GORE-SEAM® tape and non-Gore seam tape when the gear has been stored in its original packaging for three or more years before being issued and worn.
Gore has provided further details and instructions on their website located here. In addition, they have provided a toll free number for questions, 1-800-455-4681.