The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of some 290,000 EVAC-U8Ã¢â€žÂ¢ and EVAC+Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Emergency Escape Smoke Hoods manufactured in Canada by Brookdale International Systems Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
Although no injuries have been reported, the Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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 userÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head, and a canister that filters out toxic gases. Ã¢â‚¬Å“EVAC+Ã¢â€žÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“EVAC-U8Ã¢â€žÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Â is printed on the canister.
The recalled hoods were sold at Web sites, safety products retailers, catalogs, and travel stores from September 2000 through March 2006 for about $75 for the Ã¢â‚¬Å“EVAC-U8Ã¢â€žÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Â and about $150 for the Ã¢â‚¬Å“EVAC+Ã¢â€žÂ¢.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Consumers should stop using the smoke hood devices immediately and contact Brookdale for a prorated refund. For more information, contact the firmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recall hotline at (866) 823-4416 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Web site at www.evacsafety.com.