Note: The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should stop using the smoke hood devices and immediately dispose of the product.

Emergency Smoke Hoods Recalled for Risk of Carbon Monoxide Inhalation

These smoke hoods are one-time use respiratory devices that assist users with breathing while escaping a fire.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 20, 2006

 

Release # 06-144


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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: EVAC-U8™ and EVAC+™ 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+™" or "EVAC-U8™" 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™" and about $150 for the "EVAC+™."

Manufactured In: Canada

Remedy:The firm is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Consumers should stop using the smoke hood devices and immediately dispose of the product.

 

Picture of Recalled Emergency Smoke Hood

 Picture of Recalled Emergency Smoke Hood

 

Picture of Recalled Emergency Smoke Hood