Check your children’s swimming gear mums and dads, there’s been an urgent life jacket recall on a popular range of kids’ jackets.
Product Safety Australia has issued an urgent recall on The Cause Kids Neo Vest Personal Flotation Device (PFD) after discovering they provide insufficient buoyancy.
According to Product Safety Australia, “The product does not comply with the minimum buoyancy requirements of the voluntary Australian Standard for life jackets.”
The life jacket recall affects vests manufactured by Jetpilot Australia Pty Ltd, were sold nationally, internationally and online between 1 August 2017 and 3 January 2018.
What’s the problem?
Life jackets are designed to keep us afloat when entering the water. The problem with these vests is that they do not have enough buoyancy to properly do this.
“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,” explains PSA.
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.