ALEXANDRIA, VA — Mustang Survival announced on Oct. 15 it is voluntarily recalling two selected models of inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) manufactured in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015. The recall is being issued for the reinforcement of a portion of the bladder assembly that may tear when the bladder lobes are flexed apart while fully inflated.
While a solution has been developed that corrects any affected products and prevents occurrence of this issue, the repair can only be performed at a Mustang Survival factory. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging boaters to check their life jacket inventory and see the easy identification guide .mustangsurvival.com/advisories to determine if the life jacket is subject to the recall.
This recall notification is only for certain models as identified with model numbers begining with either MD315 (sold in Canada) or MD318 (sold in the US).
“No other Mustang Survival products are affected as they utilize different bladder assemblies or have been originally produced with the required reinforcement,” Mustang Survival staff said in a statement.
Consumers are urged to return affected PFDs by directly contacting Mustang Survival’s Customer Service department at 1-800-526-0532 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday for specific shipping instructions. Boaters should not return product to their retailer as all product inspections and repairs are being handled by Mustang Survival.
Complete details on this recall are available at mustangsurvival.com/advisories.