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BCA Safety Alert - Float Trigger Voluntary Recall


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Full disclosure: I'm the local Special Projects and Tech Rep for Backcountry Access, and I've been given permission from BCA to start this post and answer questions.


Last winter, we had nine Float packs (out of +11,000 worldwide), fail to operate when the trigger was pulled. All nine packs belonged to reps, and all had been deployed multiple times (one rep estimated more than 50) without trouble. BCA discovered that the E-clip, which holds the trigger assembly together, can become dislodged when cylinders are attached or removed roughly. Without the E-clip, the trigger assembly can't operate.


BCA decided to do a voluntary recall because our mission is to save lives, and your safety is our first priority. Because the trigger assembly is designed to be easily removed (on the Float 32, lefties can switch shoulders), this is something that a Float owner can easily replace themselves with a philips head screwdriver and 15 minutes.


Follow this link to read more about this, including directions on ordering a Trigger Upgrade Kit.

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