If you have recently purchasedBear Spray from Mountain Equipment Co-op with both a yellow spray nozzle and expiration dates of 08/2024 to 12/2024it may not discharge.If you purchased Bear Spray that meets these criteria,please discontinue use immediately.Canisters with a white spray nozzle are unaffected regardless of the date range and are safe to use.
Mountain Equipment Co-op who recently identified this issue when they received reports of Bear Spray cannisters that did not discharge when tested. In communicating with their Supplier, they learned the issue is a result of an equipment change on the assembly line and is limited to products with specific expiry dates.
Mountain Equipment Co-op will provide further instructions once a recall announcement is made by their supplier, to inform you of steps to take if your product is affected.
For now, if your canister has a yellow spray nozzle, check the expiry date to see if it may be included in the pending recall. Bear spray with a yellow spray nozzle and an expiry date of 08/2024 to 12/2024 sold at Mountain Equipment Co-op or with aFRONTIERSMAN,FRONTIERSMAN XTRA, SABRE WILD & SABRE WILD MAXlabel is potentially affected. Use of these products should be immediately discontinued.
Mountain Equipment Co-op is choosing to contact their customers in advance of the official recall announcement as your safety is their primary concern. As such, the information provided here may change as more details become available. Working with their Supplier, they will provide details as quickly as they can.
If you have further questions, please contact Mountain Equipment Co-op's Service Center firstname.lastname@example.org 1 (888) 847-0770 (and ask for Returns).
If you purchased Bear Spray from another retailer, please contact them directly for direction.
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