Recall: EVAC-U8; and EVAC+; Emergency Escape Smoke Hoods
On 2006-04-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding EVAC-U8; and EVAC+; Emergency Escape Smoke Hoods due to a potential carbon monoxide poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2000 for about $75.00 to $150.00.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Brookdale International Systems escape hood recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Smoke Hoods category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ 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+;."
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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