Brookdale International Systems Inc.

Brookdale International Systems Inc. Issues Suspend-Use Advisory for Respiratory Protective Escape Devices

    Vancouver, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - Brookdale International Systems Inc., a manufacturer of respiratory  protective escape devices (RPEDs), based in Vancouver, Canada, has decided,  on the basis of recent test results, to suspend shipments and advise owners to suspend use of the devices, pending further inquiry. This decision is a  precautionary step based on these preliminary findings.

    The test results in question relate to catalytic conversion of carbon  monoxide. This could present a risk of carbon monoxide inhalation to the  end users. The company is not aware of any incidents where a user of these  products was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide while using the  device.

    "Brookdale is conducting a prompt and thorough inquiry to address this  situation," said Derrick Russell, President of Brookdale. "We have also  informed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and work is underway  with regulatory agencies in other regions where these products have been  sold. The steps we are taking are a demonstration of our commitment to our  customers, our products, and our company."

    Out of an abundance of caution, and based on these preliminary results,  the company is strongly advising owners of these devices TO NOT USE THE  PRODUCTS, pending further testing and analysis by Brookdale. Within 30 days , the company will further notify users about whether they should resume  use of these devices, or whether the company will be taking correction  action, and the nature of the action.

    The products affected by these suspensions include:

    -  EVAC-U8(TM) Emergency Escape Smoke Hood

    -  EVAC+(TM) Emergency Escape Smoke Hood

    -  SmokeEater(TM) Emergency Escape Filter for Survivair SCBA

    -  EVACpro(TM) Emergency Escape Filter for Scott SCBA

    -  EVACpro(TM) Emergency Escape Filter for Draeger SCBA

    Each of these products is designed as a device for escaping from structural fire situations.

    This is an interim announcement. Further news will be forthcoming. For  information about these products, please visit the Brookdale Web site at  www.evacsafety.com

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Contact:
For further information: Contact: Tony Smithbower, Communications  
Manager, Brookdale International Systems Inc., +1-(604)-324-3822,
Extension 258/



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