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BCA Avalanche Airbag Recall

Recalled BCA Float Airbag

Backcountry Access (BCA) in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada has recalled certain "Float Airbags." There have been no injuries as a result of this issue; however, the trigger may fail to properly deploy the airbag when pulled. Customers can obtain a replacement, upgraded trigger from BCA.
BCA states: "BCA has received a limited number of warranty returns in which the retaining ring, or E-clip, on the trigger assembly has been removed or become dislodged from the trigger cable. The E-clip can inadvertently be removed or become dislodged in the process of connecting the trigger assembly to the compressed air cylinder. If this occurs, the airbag may not deploy properly when the trigger is pulled." Find more information on BCA's website. 
Below is content from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. OSI is not responsible for this information.*

Backcountry Access (BCA) in conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada has recalled certain "Float Airbags." There have been no injuries as a result of this issue; however, the trigger may fail to properly deploy the airbag when pulled. Customers can obtain a replacement, upgraded trigger from BCA.

BCA states: "BCA has received a limited number of warranty returns in which the retaining ring, or E-clip, on the trigger assembly has been removed or become dislodged from the trigger cable. The E-clip can inadvertently be removed or become dislodged in the process of connecting the trigger assembly to the compressed air cylinder. If this occurs, the airbag may not deploy properly when the trigger is pulled." Find more information on BCA's website

Below is content from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. OSI is not responsible for this information.*


Recall Date: November 26, 2013

Recall Number: 14-030

Avalanche Airbags Recalled by Backcountry Access Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Avalanche airbags

Hazard: The trigger assembly can fail resulting in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche.

Remedy: Repair Consumer 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 and click on Safety Alert under Customer Service at bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also send an e-mail to warranty@backcountryaccess.com.

Recall Details

 

Units: About 6,400 in the United States and 1,800 in Canada

Description: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled airbags and contact BCA for a free replacement trigger assembly.

Sold at: Specialty outdoor stores worldwide and online at www.backcountryaccess.com from August 2011 through October 2013 for between $499 and $750.

Distributor: Backcountry Access, Inc., of Boulder, Colo.

Manufactured in: China


* OSI has no control over and is not responsible for the content of these releases. Not all relevant details, information or images included in the original release may be shared here. This website presents selected outdoor product recalls that may be of interest to our readers. This website does not present a complete list of product recalls. For complete listings of official product recalls visit recalls.gov (US), Health Canada or the recall agency in your country. Please contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, other agencies listed on recalls.govHealth Canada or the product manufacturer if you need any additional information regarding a specific recall. 

Posted by

OSI Staff

on 12/2/13
Categories: 
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