by Dom Wiseman

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a product recall for a range of lifejackets from Jetpilot Australia. The Cause Kids Neo Vests (model # HD211, size 3-4, size 4-6 and size 8-10) have been recalled in a variety of colours. They were sold online and through watersports stores in Australia between August 2016 to January 2018.

The notice states that theĀ flotation material in the PFD does not provide sufficient buoyancy. It fails meet the standards of the minimum buoyancy as stated in the voluntary Australian Standard AS 4758.1:2015 for lifejackets. In an emergency situation the vests may not provide the required flotation to keep the user above the waterline.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the vest and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For further information, contact Jetpilot Australia on 07 5665 8333 orĀ email.