Consumer product recall

Mustang Survival ULC recalls certain MRV170 Swiftwater Rescue Vests

Starting date:
January 18, 2019
Posting date:
January 18, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Certain MRV170 Swiftwater Rescue Vests

Product description

This recall involves certain MRV170 Mustang Survival Swiftwater Rescue Vests. The vests are made of black neoprene that provides 9lbs of inherent buoyancy and 16lbs of supplemental buoyancy via the CO2 inflation of an air bladder embedded into the vest.

For NEW product: Only vests with UPC 062533 143487 made in Canada or China are affected. The UPC label is affixed to the back of Mustang Survival hangtag on all new products. Vests with UPC 062533 143500 made in Canada or China has the new method of attachment and is not included in this recall.  See images 2 and 3 below. 

For USED product without the Mustang Survival hangtag: Only vests without yellow stitching at the handle cord attachment are affected. The inflator pull handle must be unfastened from its keeper flap at the lower right front of the vest in order to check the sewing construction. See images 4 and 5 below.

Hazard identified

The pull handle may detach from the cord preventing the vest from inflating, posing a physical hazard.

As of January 11, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 5 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from January 2015 to November 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.



Mustang Survival ULC


British Columbia



Mustang Survival ULC


British Columbia


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the vest and contact Mustang Survival to have the vest repaired.

For more information and return instructions, consumers can contact Mustang Survival ULC by telephone toll-free at 1-800-526-0532, Monday to Friday between 07:30 and 16:30 PST, or by 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.