WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Ocean Management Systems Inc., of Middletown, N.Y.
Hazard: The buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves buoyancy compensators with the following model numbers. Buoyancy compensators provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices. The compensators were sold in black or red. “OMS” is printed on the front inside of the compensators. Item and serial numbers are printed on the warning label located in the non-inflation area of the buoyancy compensator. A list of serial numbers included in this recall is available from the firm.
|BC-TCPS- B||TACOPS® BC ; Black|
|BC-TCPS-R||TACOPS® BC ; Red|
|BC116-32B16 B||Non retraction single tank BC 32 lb. lift / Black|
|BC116-32R||Non retraction single tank BC 32 lb. lift / Red|
|BC-LGS45||Larry Green Signature Series 45 lb. lift BC|
|BC-LGS70||Larry Green Signature Series 70 lb. lift BC|
|BC118 – K||Dual Bladder BC [inflated] 94 lb. lift Black or Red|
|BC115 – KB||Dual Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift in Black|
|BC115 – KR||Dual Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift in Red|
|BC118 – K||Dual Bladder BC [deflated] 94 lb. lift Black or Red|
|BC117 – K45||Single Bladder BC 45 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117CR – K45||Chemically Resistant 45 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117 – K60||Single Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117 – KB||Single Bladder BC, 94 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117 – KR||Single Bladder BC, 94 lb. lift / Red|
|BC116-45B||Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 45 lb. lift/ Black|
|BC116-60B||Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 60 lb. lift/ Black|
|BC116-60R||Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 60 lb. lift/ Red|
|BC116-60C||Chemically Resistant 60 lb. lift / Black|
Sold at: Dive stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2008 for about $400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the diving equipment and contact Ocean Management Systems to receive a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ocean Management Systems toll-free at (877) 791-0315 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.omsdive.com, or email the firm at [email protected]