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