CPSC: Zeagle Sport Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs)
On 2018-10-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Zeagle Sport Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs) due to a potential Drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2015 for about $320 to $430.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Huish Outdoors buoyancy control devices recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Scuba Diving/Water Activity Equipment category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 500,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
Buttons on the Zeagle Sport BCD inflators can break or fracture leading to a rapid loss of air or auto inflation of the BCD, posing a drowning hazard to scuba divers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Zeagle Sport BCD inflators. BCDs are used to help a diver maintain buoyancy under water during scuba diving. Models include Sport Base, Sport Resort, Sport Base Plus, Sport Resort Plus, and Sport Focus.
Serial numbers are located on the inside of BCD pocket.
Affected serial numbers:
|620150000 - 620150800||2015081625 - 2015080921|
|2016035830 - 2016034676||1030062 - 1030001|
|2015114475 - 2015112942||1012775 - 1012051|
|2015092740 - 2015091746||1011765 - 1010001|
These items were sold new+ at Zeagle dealers and scuba diving equipment stores nationwide from August 2015 through July 2018 for between $320 and $430.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BCDs and call Zeagle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement.
Zeagle toll-free at 888-270-8595 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.zeagle.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 23 reports of the button on the BCD breaking. 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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