Aug. 31, 2012—Snowpulse recalled its Avalanche air bags, because a leak in the air bag’s cartridge might result in the air bag being unable to deploy, which would pose a risk of injury and death in the event of an avalanche.
This recall involves Snowpulse Avalanche air bags that have inflation system 1.0 air cartridges. The air bags are used for skiing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing to help to keep the user above the surface if an avalanche occurs. Air-bag cartridges from 2008–2010 are included in this recall. The packs are 15–45 liters, and the metal cartridge is inside of the pack and unscrews from the air bag. If this gauge doesn’t have an A or a B on the dial, then it’s included in the recall.
The recalled product was sold at specialty motorsports and outdoor stores nationwide from September 2008 through April 2012. No injuries were reported. Consumers should stop using the recalled air bags and contact Snowpulse for a replacement cartridge.
For more information, call Snowpulse at 800/451-5127 Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET or go to snowpulse.com.