ARB Recovery Kits (the Essentials Recovery Kit and Premium Recovery Kit) sold in Australia from January 1st, 2010 to January 13th, 2017 did not contain certain mandatory information on the cardboard packaging in which the kits were sold, in relation to the included snatch strap (or motor vehicle recovery strap).
The information not included on the packaging included:
- Contact details for ARB, as the Australian distributor of the strap. ARB’s contact details are:
42-44 Garden Street, Kilsyth VIC 3137
Phone: 03 9761 6622
Fax: 03 9761 6807
- A recommendation that the minimum breaking strength of the snatch strap (vehicle recovery strap) should be between 2 and 3 times the gross vehicle mass (GVM) of any vehicle with which it is used.
The mandatory information is included on the snatch straps themselves and in the ARB Recovery Handbook included with every kit.
If you have purchased one of these recovery kits and have any concerns, you are invited to phone or email ARB using the contact information above. Alternatively, you may contact or visit your local ARB store or stockist for further advice.
The ARB RK9 and RK11 recovery kits include an 8,000kg recovery strap. If you have purchased one of these recovery kits for your vehicle, which has a GVM outside the range of 2666kg – 4000kg, you may return the recovery kit to any ARB outlet to have the recovery strap exchanged for an appropriately rated recovery strap. If you are unsure, you can contact your local ARB branch for advice on the appropriate strap to use with your vehicle.