Rip Curl—“Stealth” personal flotation device (PFD)

What are the defects?

These products have been found to fail mandatory performance tests included in AS2260-1996 in that they have a tendency to cause the wearer to tip forward. When used in accordance with the intended use (ie in supervised situations where assistance is immediately at hand the risk is minimal, However, extended exposure in particular if the wearer is or becomes unconscious, could involve a risk of the wearer drowning.

What are the hazards?

Potential drowning

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately cease using the products and return them to Rip Curl Pty Ltd addressed as below, for a replacement product. See for further details.

Please contact with any questions, or return products to:

Service Centre, Rip Curl Pty Ltd, 101 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay Vic 3228 ph 03 52610022, fax 03 52614309 email

Rip Curl Pty Ltd
Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Product category