Consumer product recall

Stohlquist WaterWare Inc. recalls Stohlquist Infant and Child Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)

Starting date:
May 31, 2017
Posting date:
May 31, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Stohlquist Nemo Infant and Nemo Child PFDs

Product description

This recall involves Stohlquist child and infant PFDs with the lot numbers: 5001171, 5002171, and 5003171. The PFDs come in red or black with 6 shiny beads on the handle. The lot number can be found printed on the inside of the PFD.

Included in the recall are the following flotation devices:
Part # Product Description UPC
522314C Nemo Infant with Buckle, Red 053242261876
522315C Nemo Infant with Buckle, Black 053242261883
522316C Nemo Child with Buckle, Red 053242261890
522317C Nemo Child with Buckle, Black 053242261906



Hazard identified

Beads attached to the handle of the PFD can break and pose as a choking hazard to young children.

As of May 16, 2017 the company has received one report of an incident in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 1,200 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recall product was sold from March 2017 to May 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Cambodia.



Aqua Lung Canada


British Columbia



Aqua Performance Co Ltd.

Phnom Penh


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using their PFD and bring it to an authorized Stohlquist retailer for a replacement.

For additional information, consumers can contact Stohlquist by email or visit and click on "Recalls & Safety Notices".

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.