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Popular Life-jacket RECALL

Drowning hazard

Popular Life-jacket RECALL ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recalled a popular life-jacket after it was discovered that it could be a drowning hazard.

The Jarvis Walker Adult Personal Flotation Device Type 1 was found to have a waist strap attached only to its left hand side.


Image: ACCC / The Jarvis Walker Adult Personal Flotation Device Type 1 has been recalled


What are the defects?

The waist strap in the affected PFDs that secures the PFD to the wearer is only attached to the left hand side of the device. The waist strap is not attached to the right hand side of the device.

What are the hazards?

If not secured correctly, the waist strap may slip from the position and cause the device to become ill-fitting on the wearer. This may affect the function of the affected PFDs so that depending on the circumstances, it may not keep the wearer in a safe floating position.

The life-jackets were sold from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015; August 1, 2014 - October 6, 2017; July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2015.

If you own one of these PFDs, stop using it immediately and phone Jarvis Walker on (03) 8787 6900 or email