Recall: Huish Outdoors Zeagle Brand Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs)
On 2016-09-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Huish Outdoors Zeagle Brand Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs) due to a potential drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2015 for about $412 to $490.
About 1,000 units are involved in this (s)Huish Outdoors buoyancy control devices recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Scuba Diving/Water Activity Equipment category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: 888-270- 8595
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What is the problem?
The buoyancy control devices can suddenly leak air causing a loss of flotation, posing a drowning hazard to scuba divers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Zeagle brand Grace and Element BCDs. BCDs are used to help a diver maintain buoyancy under water during scuba diving. The Grace model is black with light green accents and has the logo "Z/Grace" on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words "Zeagle Sport" are on the left side pocket. The Element model is black with red accents and has the logo "Z/Element" on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words "Zeagle Sport" are on the left side pocket.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/60174r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Authorized Zeagle dealers and online at www.zeagle.com for about $412 for the Grace model and about $490 for the Element model BCD, from September 2015 through August 2016.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BCDs and return them to Huish Outdoors or an authorized Zeagle dealer for a free replacement.
Huish Outdoors toll-free at 888-270- 8595 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.zeagle.com and click on recall notice for more information .Consumers can also e-mail the firm at email@example.com.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of a seam failure in the BCD resulting in air leakage. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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