Mustang Survival, a leading manufacturer of PFDs and other survival equipment is issuing a voluntary recall for its MD315X (Canada) and MD318X (USA) inflatable life jacket.
According to a company press release, the recall is being issued to reinforce a section of the air bladder lobes that have a tendency to tear when flexed apart under full inflation. Mustang says the products must be sent into to their factory as there is no DIY solution available.
“We have a detailed plan already in action to inform dealers and consumers of this recall and to collect, inspect and repair the affected model,” said Jason Leggatt, VP of Commercial Products at Mustang Survival in a release. “We place equal focus on the superior performance of our products and our commitment to our end users and their safe experience on the water. This voluntary recall will allow us to further ensure we’re delivering on both fronts.”
The recall is in effect for only this model manufactured from September 2014 onwards, as no other inflatable PFDs share the same assembly.
Distributors and consumers are urged to return affected PFDs by directly contacting Mustang Survival’s Customer Service department at 1-800-526-0532 between 7:30am and 4:30pm PST, Monday through Friday for specific shipping instructions.
Consumers with affected inflatable PFDs should contact Mustang Survival’s Customer Service Department directly. Consumers should not return product to their dealers as all product inspections and repairs are being handled by Mustang Survival.
Complete details on this recall, including how to determine if your PFDs are impacted, complete product return instructions, and frequently asked questions, are available at www.mustangsurvival.com/advisories.