Black Diamond has announced a recall of its Jetforce avalanche airbag packs, sold under the Black Diamond, Pieps and POC brands, due to a malfunction in the motor that can prevent the airbag from deploying in the event of an avalanche. Following is the official information and release from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Name of product:
Black Diamond, Pieps and POC Brand JetForce Avalanche Airbag Packs
The motor can malfunction and prevent the airbag from deploying, increasing the risk of injury or death in the event of a snow avalanche.
Black Diamond Inc. at (800) 775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.blackdiamondequipment.com, www.pocsports.com or www.pieps.com and select Customer Service at the top of the page, then click on Product Recalls in the drop down menu. Consumers can also go to www.jetforcerecall.com to submit your repair claim. The firm can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 1,000 units (in addition, 200 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves all first generation JetForce Black Diamond, Pieps and POC model airbag packs manufactured by Black Diamond between October 2, 2014 and March 3, 2015. The manufacture date code ranging from 14275 to 15077 can be found inside the front pocket label. The date codes are listed in a YYDDD format. Date codes on some products are truncated in a YDDD format (ex.4275). The JetForce Technology logo is on the left shoulder strap, and an instruction label is on the inside flap of the back panel. The following models and colors are included in this recall:
Brand: Model and Capacity: Colors
Black Diamond : Pilot 11 Liters, Halo 28 Liters: Black, Fire Red
Pieps: Tour Rider 24 Liters, Tour Pro 24 Liters: Black with yellow, Black with chili red
POC: Thorax 11 Liters: Orange
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled airbag packs and contact Black Diamond for instructions on returning the product for a free repair.
Specialty outdoor retail stores nationwide and online at www.blackdiamondequipment.com from December 2014 to June 2015 for between $1,250 and $1,300.
Black Diamond Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah and POC Sports, of Salt Lake City, Utah