September 8, 2003
- Fire Escape Hoods Recalled by Essex PB&R
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Essex PB&R Corp, of Edwardsville, Ill., is voluntarily recalling 2,000 Plus 10® Fire Escape Hoods. These fire escape hoods do not provide protection against certain chemical warfare agents (Sarin, Tabum and Soman), as previously claimed in marketing materials and on the firm's Web site. The product can still be used as an escape filter hood in fire and smoke emergencies.
June 11, 2002
- Brookdale International Systems Inc. Announce Recall of EmergencyEscape Smoke Hoods
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Brookdale International Systems, Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 27,400 emergency escape smoke hoods that may have been purchased for use against tear gas or chemical warfare agents. The smoke hood is a one- time emergency use, personal safety device that provides quick, temporary protection from smoke in the event of a fire. In some instances, consumers purchased the smoke hoods for protection from tear gas or chemical warfare agents, but the smoke hoods should be used only to provide protection from smoke caused by fires.