'Potential drowning hazard’ Jetpilot kids lifejackets recall

A popular brand of kids buoyancy vest sold for more than two-and-a-half-years has been urgently recalled due to safety concerns.

It has been revealed that the lifejackets may not provide sufficient buoyancy for children in the water, and could be a potential drowning hazard. 

The ACCC has issued the following information for consumers, who should cease use of the product immediately.

Product

Jetpilot Australia Pty Ltd - The Cause Kids Neo Vest Personal Flotation Device (PFD)

Model # HD211 (size 3-4, size 4-6 and size 8-10)

What are the defects?

The product does not comply with the minimum buoyancy requirements of the voluntary Australian Standard AS 4758.1:2015 for lifejackets. The flotation material in the product provides insufficient buoyancy. Potential drowning hazard.

What are the hazards?

In an emergency situation where the user enters the water, the product may not provide the required flotation for the user to stay above the waterline.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the vest and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information consumers can contact Jetpilot Australia on 07 5665 8333 or customerservice@jetpilot.com

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Supplier

Jetpilot Australia Pty Ltd (link is external)

Where the product was sold

Nationally

International

Online

Dates available for sale

1 August 2017 - 3 January 2018