Emergency Smoke Hoods Recalled for Risk of Carbon Monoxide Inhalation
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: EVAC-U8(tm) and EVAC+(tm) Emergency Escape Smoke Hoods
Units: About 290,000 units
Manufacturer: Brookdale International Systems Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hazard: The emergency escape smoke hoods could fail to work properly, exposing the user to harmful carbon monoxide which could seriously compromise their ability to escape the fire threat.
Description and Models: These smoke hoods are one-time use respiratory devices that assist users with breathing while escaping a fire. They include a transparent plastic hood that covers the user's head, and a canister that filters out toxic gases. "EVAC+(tm)" or "EVAC-U8(tm)" is printed on the canister.
Sold at: Web sites, safety products retailers, catalogs, and travel stores from September 2000 through March 2006 for about $75 for the "EVAC-U8(tm)" and about $150 for the "EVAC+(tm)."
Manufactured In: Canada
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the smoke hood devices immediately and contact Brookdale for a prorated refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact the firm's recall hotline at (866) 823-4416 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.evacsafety.com
To view this recall online, please visit our website at: https://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06144.html