The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued a product recall for 11 models of life jacket sold via the Amazon online platform. The products are being recalled from end users and the listings will be removed by the Amazon platform.
The products do not meet the requirements of the PPE Regulation 2016/425. The products were not supplied with the required compliance documentation or markings to demonstrate that they have been adequately conformity assessed. Mandatory third-party conformity assessment is required by the relevant regulations for those products, which protect against more serious risks, the absence of such independent assessment for such a product may increase the risk to the consumer that the product may not perform as expected when relied upon to protect them from harm in the water.
The full list of products recalled is shown in the image below.
OPSS has recommended owners stop using these products immediately and contact the distributor where the product was purchased to seek redress.
Full details are available from the OPSS website.