A bear spray manufacturer issued a recall on a bear repellant product, shown here with identifying characteristics, that may not spray as intended. (Screenshot / SABRE)

A bear spray manufacturer issued a recall on a bear repellant product, shown here with identifying characteristics, that may not spray as intended. (Screenshot / SABRE)

Company issues recall on bear spray canisters

A mechanical malfunction may cause the spray not to work.

SABRE Security Equpiment Corporation has issued a recall on its Frontiersman bear spray product for expiration dates between February and June of 2024.

The recall is over a mechanical issue that may render the sprayer nonfunctional, according to SABRE’s website.

The company is asking those that have purchsed a canister matching that description to test fire their spray in a controlled, outdoors environment away from people and animals If the spray is determined to be non-effective, SABRE asks users to return the canister to the retailer of original purchase.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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