JetForce Avalanche Airbag Packs Recalled by Black Diamond Due to Risk of Injury

The motor on the Black Diamond, Pieps and POC brand airbag packs can malfunction and prevent the airbag from deploying in the event of an avalanche.

Recall date: July 09, 2015
Recall number: 15-181
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  • Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce

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    Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce

  • Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce

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    Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce

  • Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce

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    Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce

  • PIEPS JetForce Tour Rider 24

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    PIEPS JetForce Tour Rider 24

  • PIEPS JetForce Tour Pro 34

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    PIEPS JetForce Tour Pro 34

  • POC Thorax 11

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    POC Thorax 11

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Black Diamond, Pieps and POC Brand JetForce Avalanche Airbag Packs

Hazard:

The motor can malfunction and prevent the airbag from deploying, increasing the risk of injury or death in the event of a snow avalanche.

Consumer Contact:

Black Diamond Inc. at (800) 775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.blackdiamondequipment.com, www.pocsports.com or www.pieps.com and select Customer Service at the top of the page, then click on Product Recalls in the drop down menu. Consumers can also go to www.jetforcerecall.com to submit your repair claim. The firm can be reached by email at service@jetforcerecall.com.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

Health Canada Logo
Units

About 1,000 units (in addition, 200 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves all first generation JetForce Black Diamond, Pieps and POC model airbag packs manufactured by Black Diamond between October 2, 2014 and March 3, 2015. The manufacture date code ranging from 14275 to 15077 can be found inside the front pocket label. The date codes are listed in a YYDDD format. Date codes on some products are truncated in a YDDD format (ex.4275). The JetForce Technology logo is on the left shoulder strap, and an instruction label is on the inside flap of the back panel. The following models and colors are included in this recall:

 

Brand Model and Capacity Colors
Black Diamond

Pilot 11 Liters

Halo 28 Liters

Saga 40 Liters

Black, Fire Red
Pieps

 Tour Rider 24 Liters

Tour Pro 24 Liters

Black with yellow, Black with chili red
POC Thorax 11 Liters Orange
Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled airbag packs and contact Black Diamond for instructions on returning the product for a free repair.

Sold at

Specialty outdoor retail stores nationwide and online at www.blackdiamondequipment.com from December 2014 to June 2015 for between $1,250 and $1,300.

Importer(s)

Black Diamond Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah and POC Sports, of Salt Lake City, Utah

Manufactured in

USA

  • Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce

  • Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce

  • Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce

  • PIEPS JetForce Tour Rider 24

  • PIEPS JetForce Tour Pro 34

  • POC Thorax 11