Speedo recalls its Sea Squad Float Vests after it was found the floats can separate, causing a potential drowning hazard.

PRA number: 2014/14148,   Date published: 17th June 2014

Product description

2 style versions – pink/purple & blue/orange.
3 size versions – ages 1-2, 2-4 & 4-6.

The affected products can be identified by the octopus and shark characters that are printed on the vest – one on the front right side and a larger one on the back.

Identifying features

Product codes: 8-091949214 & 8-091949490

What are the defects?

The floats within the vests may potentially separate, moving from the front to the back.

What are the hazards?

Movement of the floats within the vest affects buoyancy of the product, compromising balance in the water and presenting a potential drowning hazard.

Dates available for sale

  • 1st October 2013 – 11th June 2014

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally
  • New South Wales

Traders who sold this product

Various sporting retail outlets, including aquatic centres.

Supplier

Speedo Australia Pty Limited

Supplier’s web site

http://www.speedo.com.au

What should consumers do?

If you have an affected float vest please stop using it immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For further information, please contact the Speedo Customer Services Team on 1800 023 807.

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