WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–May 3, 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Edge and HOG (Highly Optimized Gear) Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD)
Units: About 750 in the U.S. and 20 in Canada
Importer: WRK Enterprises dba Edge Dive Gear of Macon, Ga.
Hazard: The spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall affects Edge Freedom and Stealth models, and the HOG 32lb Wing model.
|The Freedom is a jacket-style BCD made of heavyweight nylon. It is black and has a blue arch on the lower right side. The word “Freedom” is printed in white letters on the right front and the word “Edge” is located on a flap over the corrugated hose. Freedom BCDs with the serial numbers in the table below are affected. The serial number is printed on a tag that is located in the front right zipper pocket.|
|The Stealth is a back flotation-style BCD made of heavyweight nylon. It is black and gray with the word “Stealth” printed in white letters on the right-hand strap, and the word “Edge” on a flap over the corrugated hose. Stealth BCDs with serial numbers 000658 to 000697 are affected by this recall. The serial number is printed on a tag that is located in a small zippered pocket under the left weight pocket.|
|The HOG 32lb Wing is an oval-shaped, donut-style BCD made of heavyweight black nylon. It is designed for single-cylinder diving with a back plate or soft pack harness system. The HOG logo, a picture of a wild boar with the words “Highly Optimized Gear” and “HOG” inside an oval, is on the top strap of the device. HOG 32lb Wing BCDs with serial numbers 9042128 to 9042128 are affected by this recall. The serial number is inside a zippered compartment on a tag attached to the inner bladder of the wing.|
Sold at: Authorized Edge and HOG dealers nationwide, and in Canada from May 2009 through October 2010 for $199 to $250.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the BCDs and return them to an authorized Edge dealer for a free spring replacement at no charge.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chris Richardson at 1-888-370-3483 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.edge-gear.com
|Edge Freedom||HOG||Edge Stealth|
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov