Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensators Recalled by Ocean Management Systems Due to Drowning Hazard

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.

Item Number Description
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]


Source: cpsc.gov