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Emergency Smoke Hoods Recalled for Risk of Carbon Monoxide Inhalation [05/04/2006]

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

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

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:

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