EVACU8 smokehood recalled by Manufacturer
Probable Explanation:

My guess is that some health and safety weenie has decided that an unfiltrated rebreather smoke-hood will cause inspiration of harmful carbon monoxide that would exceed some promulgated OH&S recommended maximum intake per gasp. It's obviously preferable to "the system" (and would lead to less post-crash litigation) if the average pax would just oblige by ingesting much greater amounts of toxic smoke fire by-product, remaining in situ and just self-immolate after burning to death internally.

  

 Links to original articles are below (at bottom). It's not known if other smokehoods are similarly affected.

The EVACU-8 Replacement alternative Smoke-Mask


EVAC-U8 / EVAC+ smoke hoods recalled
I've heard that quite a few pax carry these popular smoke hoods with them...just in case?! 

The manufacturers DuPont Brookdale of Canada have
announced that they're recalling all their smoke hoods. Tests have revealed that the user would be exposed to harmful carbon monoxide. Customers with unexpired units will receive a pro-rata refund though.
 

EVAC-U8 and EVAC+ Emergency Escape Smoke Hoods

Date: 19/04/2006

Supplier Name: Exit Kits Australia Pty Ltd

Product Info: 

Defect Details:  Recent tests have confirmed that the emergency smoke hoods could fail to work properly, exposing the user to harmful carbon monoxide in an emergency situation.

Consumer action: Owners will be directly contacted by mail.

Market Coverage: National

Recall Coverage: National


The Product Safety Section of the ACCC has overall policy responsibility for monitoring the conduct and outcomes of consumer goods safety recalls in Australia



From: rick@exitkitsaustralia.com.au [mailto:rick@exitkitsaustralia.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:03 AM
To: safety@iasa.com.au
Subject: EVAC-U8 smoke hoods
Importance: High

 
Hi,
Our company is the authorised Australian distributor for the EVAC range of smokehoods from Brookdale International Systems.
You may not be aware but all EVAC products have been recalled by the manufacturer. See www.evacsafety.com for info.
 
Please remove information on your website regarding the EVAC-U8 smoke hood. It is no longer available for sale and has been recalled worldwide. It is also listed on www.recalls.gov.au
 
Your co-operation is appreciated.
 
Sincerely
 
Patrick Healy
 
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    April 17th .... The Evac+ emergency excape smoke hood has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer. If you have purchased one through ExitKits Australia, you will be contacted by mail with return instructions and will receive a full refund.

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