An unbranded Life Jacket 150N sold via Amazon has been recalled after it has been found to present a serious risk of drowning
The Office for Product Safety and Standards has recalled unbranded Life Jacket 150N sold via Amazon (221-0133) after it has been found to present a serious risk of drowning.
The Local Authority Trading Standards issued the notification saying, “The product presents a serious risk of drowning due to the absence of independent conformity assessment to demonstrate the product will perform when required.
Corrective action: The authority are requiring the recall of the product from end users. The listing has been removed by the online marketplace (Amazon).”
The life jacket is described as:
Batch number: 2022022207
Model number: 150N Product Description
A blue coloured lifejacket with the words ‘LIFE JACKET’ written down the righthand side. Yellow coloured on the inside with two reflective pieces of material each side. A single orange whistle is on the inside as well as a blow valve. Underneath some further material are Chinese instructions and an automatic system to inflate the life jacket. English instructions and some images are located on the strap of the life jacket.
The product is classed as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The product was not supplied with the required compliance documentation or markings to demonstrate that it had been adequately conformity assessed. Mandatory third-party conformity assessment is required by the relevant Regulations for those products which protect against more serious risks, the absence of such independent assessment for such a product may increase the risk to the consumer that the product may not perform as expected when relied upon to protect them from harm in the water.
The product does not meet the requirements of the PPE Regulation 2016/425.