Recall of emergency escape smoke hoods and emergency escape respirator models

The U.S. Coast Guard has learned that Brookdale International Systems, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all EVAC-U8 and EVAC+ emergency escape smoke hoods currently in the marketplace worldwide that have not reached their expiration date. Additionally, a recall is in effect for several Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) emergency escape respirator models. 

All Brookdale products are not U.S. Coast Guard approved. However, these products may be found onboard various types of vessels worldwide. The company reports that recent tests have confirmed that the emergency smoke hoods could fail to work properly and expose the user to harmful carbon monoxide compromising the wearer's ability to escape the fire threat.  

The U.S. Coast Guard strongly recommends that all vessel owners and operators who have this equipment onboard their vessels follow the recommendations on the recall poster and at the company website http://www.evacsafety.com  

Questions or comments regarding this safety alert may be addressed to Mr. Ken Olsen of the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Investigations and Analysis at 202.267.1417 or kolsen@comdt.uscg.mil.  

This safety alert is provided for informational purposes only and does not relieve any domestic or international, safety, operational or material requirement. 

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Contact: Howard Snaith