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Replace Recalled Unsafe Evac-U8 or Out-Of-Date Smoke Hoods on Yachts, Ships, Planes, Etc.

by Barbara 2. June 2012 04:11

Question about smoke and fire hoods.

Q:"The expiration dates on our yacht's smoke hoods are 2010. The units are Evac-u8. When I phoned, your customer service person told me that Evac-u8 were recalled years ago because of problems. Seals were leaking so the Evac-u8 units caused moisture absorption in the chemicals that were to save your life! What units replace them?

Answer: Please choose a smoke hood depending upon your needs. For example, the Safe Escape Fire and Smoke Hood ASE30A, Hard Case give 30 minutes escape time from smoke or fire. The ASE 30 or ASE 60 in hard cases can be mounted on the wall. The Safe Escape Fire Smoke Hood ASE60A Hard Case 60 min give up to 60 minutes escape time.

If you prefer a smoke hood that keeps the user safe from more chemicals and gases, select the Safe Escape Chem Bio Smoke Fire Gas Escape Hood 60BR-HC  that provides respiratory, head and eye protection to facilitate evacuation from hazardous fire and toxic gas atmospheres. Every vehicle, office, and home should have one of these for each person to protect against explosion, chemical spills, smoke inhalation, or toxic fumes. The ASE60BR in the hard case meets rquirements of EN403-2004, EN 153-2000, EN 14387-2004, EN 14941-1998 a, EN 12942L: 1998 and Q (HJ)GA01-2003.


The 60BR-HC has 5 part system also protects against:

  • GREEN: Sarin, Hydrocyanic Acid, Hydrogen Arsenide, Phosgene, Diphosgene, Chlorpicrin, Pestmaster, Dichloromethane, Hydrogen Chloride (HCL), Lewsite Gas, Mustard Gas, Sarin, Benzene
  • RED: Benzene, Chlorine, Acetone, Alcohol Class, Aniline Class, Carbon Disulphide, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chloroform, Methyl Bromide, Chlorotoluene, Nitroalkaline, Chlorpicrin, Ammonia Gas, Suphur Dioxide, Chlorine Gas, Hydrogen Sulphide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Phosgene, Phosphorate or Chlorine organoagricultural chemicals.
  • WHITE: Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • PURPLE: Radioaerosol, Bacteria aerosol, Other Toxic Smoke, Fog, Dust 

Safe Home also sells specialized units that not only are smoke and fire hoods but also are oxygen generating self-rescue devices. The Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Self Rescue Respirator Hard Case 10/CS contains 10 units at a reduced price over a single unit.

Safe Escape HFZY30EEBD-HC Oxygen Generating Self-Rescue Respirator Features:

  • Self-contained oxygen generation for 30 to 60 minutes
  • SGS certified
  • PVC hood withstands temperatures up to 1000 degrees Celcius.
  • Hood color is orange
  • ABS Plastic Hard Case with Clam Shell Design
  • Case:8.5 X 4.25 X 5.5 inches
  • Weight: approx. 5 lbs. in Case
  • WARRANTY: All products have a 5 year Shelf Life from the Date of Manufacture.

FREE ONE TIME REPLACEMENT ( Excluding ANY & ALL applicable Shipping Costs / Taxes or Duties)Should you use it in an actual Documented Case where Fire / Smoke are or / were present where-upon these units were used to facilitate escape or while awaiting rescue during the 4 or 5 years. Product should be returned to Distributor or Ourselves along with a Official Report from Law Enforcement / Fire / Civil Defense / Military Authorities in order to verify its usage in an actual situation where Smoke and / or Fire were present. We will replace them Once During the 5 Year Shelf Life. For Government Agencies / Departments no more than once a year with proper documentation supporting their claim and the return to us of the used unit along with documentation / official police / fire report. You will also be able to order this Special Custom Colored product for SWAT, DEA, FBI agencies and other Military & Police agencies in BLACK or Army Green or Desert Sand Color in other parts of the World Army Green, Sand or Black Colored Hoods also have same color filter to conceal recognition. We also place SWAT, DEA, FBI, POLICE Loges on the Front of the Airbag and Rear of the Hood for Identification.

The HFZY30 is exactly the same unit. However it comes in an ABS Plastic Case with CLAM-Shell Design for quick and easy access to be used in Office Buildings or above deck in staterooms on ships or areas above deck or for use in confined areas on Oil Platforms and built-in wall mount for affixing to any hard surface.

Safe Home also sells the Safe Escape Oxygen Generating Respirator Compact Steel Case This unit is meant for wearing on one's belt or mounted nearby in mines, ship engine rooms, etc.


SafeEscape tm ASE20B/ZH20B Portable Stainless Steel Cased Self-Rescue Oxygen Generating Respirator for Miners, Refineries, etc. Technical Data:

  • Service Life in Movement: Duration in minutes according to MT425-1995 (breath rate of 45L/min. >20 minutes
  • Service Life at Rest: Duration according to MT425-1995 30L/min
  • Oxygen Concentration of Inhaled Air: >21%
  • Carbon Dioxide Concentration of Inhaled Air : <3%
  • No other toxic gas in the inhaled air
  • Temperature of Inhaled Air: <60%
  • Inhalation resistance: <245Pa
  • Mass, Unopened:<1.2Kg
  • Starter conforms to Standard MT425-1995
  • Dimensions: 160mmx 130mmx90mm
  • Expected Service Shelf Life: 5 years stored.
  • Made in China 

To be concise, SafeEscape makes soft case and hard case smoke hoods with 30 minutes and 60 minute use times, soft case and hard case smoke hoods that also filter out toxic gases, and soft case plastic, hard case plastic and steel case oxygen self-generating respirators.

Please contact us for pricing on larger quantities and special colors (minimums of 500 apply for special colors.)

Thank you for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara