Recall: Jetforce Avalanche Airbag From Black Diamond

There have been no accidents or injuries resulting from malfunctions. But a firmware update is needed to the internal workings of the Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Packs from Black Diamond Inc.


The whole first-generation run of the packs are being recalled. “In a limited number of cases, system malfunctions have resulted in involuntary shutdown and/or failure to deploy,” the company announced today.

These units can be identified by a manufacturing date code printed on a label located inside the front pocket. Units bearing date codes from 4275 to 5077 are subject to this recall.


Go to for all information. Notes Black Diamond, these malfunctions can be resolved by a firmware update at one of the brand’s global service centers.

You can also email or call for more information:, 800-775-5552

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.