Consumer product recall

Mustang Survival recalls HIT Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices

Starting date:
October 8, 2015
Posting date:
October 8, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Mustang Survival MD3153/54 Recreational Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) and MD3157 Industrial Inflatable Life Jackets

Product description

This recall involves Mustang Survival HIT inflatable PFDs with the following model numbers:      

  • MD3157
  • MD3153
  • MD3154

Only select versions of these models are affected.

Consumers should follow these steps to determine if their PFD is affected by this recall:

Step 1.  Look for model number on the approval label (shown as 1 in Image 2). If it matches one of the model numbers listed above, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2.  If your device is marked Made in Canada (shown as 2 in Image 2), proceed to Step 3.

Step 3.  If the manufacturing (MFG) DATE (shown as 3 in Image 2) is any date from Sep2014 to Sep2015 inclusively, proceed to step 4.

Step 4.  If you answer NO to any of Steps 1 to 3, then your PFD is NOT impacted by this recall.

If the bladder in your device is fluorescent green (as seen in Image 3) and not yellow/gold, proceed to Step 5.

Step 5.  Check to see if your device has a Quality Assurance (QA) stamp.

Mustang Survival PFDs with the QA Pass Stamp (shown as 4 in Image 2) are NOT affected by this recall.

Mustang Survival PFDs without the QA Pass Stamp ARE affected by this recall.

Hazard identified

The bladder of the affected Mustang Survival HIT inflatable PFDs can tear causing the PFD to no longer function.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the affected products in Canada. Mustang Survival has received 2 reports of deflation related to the affected products.

Number sold

Approximately 740 units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2014 through September 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.



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British Columbia



Mustang Survival


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What you should do

Consumers should follow the steps above to determine if their PFD is affected by this recall. If their PFD is affected, consumers should immediately stop using the PFD and contact Mustang Survival’s Customer Service directly. They do not need to contact the retailer as Mustang Survival will handle the repair.

For more information, contact Mustang at: 1-800-526-0532 Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm PST or email.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.