Backcountry Access, Inc. recalls Avalanche Airbags
- Starting date:
- November 26, 2013
- Posting date:
- November 26, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Physical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Backcountry Access, Inc.
Avalanche Airbags by Backcountry Access, Inc.
The product is a small backpack designed for wear by skiers and snowmobilers. In the rare event of an avalanche, the user can pull a trigger on the backpack to release the airbag inside, which may help keep the user afloat, helping to prevent burial and possible suffocation in the snow.
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|Float 18 Airbag Pack||875240002147|
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|Float 22 - Black||857240002239|
|Float 32 - Red||857240002260|
|Float Throttle - Black||857240002253|
The affected trigger assemblies have a "lot" letter on the trigger handle, and the population includes lots A through E.
The trigger assembly can fail resulting in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche.
Neither Health Canada nor Backcountry Access, Inc. has received reports of an incident or injury in Canada.
Approximately 1,787 of the recalled products have been sold at various retailers across Canada and approximately 6,400 were sold in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled BCA Avalanche Airbags were sold from November 2011 to October 2013 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Dongguan Kangfeng Metal Co., Ltd. (DGKF)
Backcountry Access Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should stop using the recalled avalanche airbags immediately and contact Backcountry Access, Inc. to obtain the new design of trigger assembly and instructions for installation.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.