As parts of eastern Australia brace for another heat wave, a range of popular kids lifejackets have been recalled due to insufficient buoyancy.
Jetpilot Australia’s The Cause Kids Neo vest personal flotation device (PFD) has been sold around the country and online and the recall affects those purchased in the last 18 months.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says the PFD, which carries the model number HD211, was sold online and in major water sports stores in Australia and New Zealand from August 2016 to January 2018.
It does not meet minimum buoyancy standards for lifejackets.
“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,” the ACCC’s recall said.
The recall affects the HD211 model in sizes 3 to 4, 4 to 6 and 8 to 10.
Consumers should immediately stop using the vest and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Jetpilot has taken to social media to apologise for the recall.
“At Jetpilot we take the safety of our littlest customers very seriously and want to advise you of a product recall,” the company said on its Facebook page.
“This is the only product impacted and we do not have any concerns around other items in our range. Jetpilot Australia sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused by this recall.”
For further information, customers should contact Jetpilot Australia Pty Ltd on 07 5665 8333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.