Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. of Salt Lake City, Utah, announced a voluntary recall of Avalung backpacks. About 3,500 units have been recalled due to a defect. The air intake tubing can crack under cold temperatures, causing the unit not to function as intended, posing a suffocation hazard.


Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. of Salt Lake City, Utah, announced a voluntary recall of Avalung backpacks. About 3,500 units have been recalled due to a defect. The air intake tubing can crack under cold temperatures, causing the unit not to function as intended, posing a suffocation hazard.
The company has received one report of an air intake tubing cracking. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves the following Black Diamond 2010 Avalung backpacks These backpacks have an air intake system that the company states extracts air from the snow, allowing the victim of an avalanche to breathe while buried under the snow. The model name and color are printed on the side of the backpack. The PO number is printed on a white label inside the backpack.
For specific models under recall, see: Avalung backbacks recall. For a description of the Avalung, see Avalung Saves Lives.

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