Avalanche Airbags Recalled for Injury/Death Hazards
11/26/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)
New York, N.Y.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and Backcountry Access (BCA) has voluntarily recalled Avalanche airbags due to injury hazards. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on November 26, 2013.
The Avalanche airbags were recalled after discovering that the trigger assembly can fail, which will prevent the airbag from deploying. This poses a risk of death and injury to a consumer in the event of an avalanche.
“This recall involves BCA Avalanche airbags, models Float 18, 22, 30, 32, 36 and Throttle. The airbags are used for skiing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing to help keep the user above the surface if an avalanche occurs. The airbags are yellow and are housed in a blue, red or black pack. The packs have the model name printed on them. ‘Float’ and the ‘bca’ logo are printed in black lettering on the airbag. Lot letters A through E are included in the recall. The lot letter can be found on the trigger handle,” the CPSC reported.
Consumers are advised to contact BCA for a free replacement trigger assembly.
For more information concerning the nationwide product recall, consumers can contact Backcountry Access (BCA) at (800) 670-8735 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.backcountryaccess.com.
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