Aqua Lung Recalls Buoyancy Compensators Due to Drowning Hazard

The SureLock II weight pocket handles on the scuba gear can detach as divers are trying to rise to the surface in an emergency.

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Fecha del retiro: marzo 21, 2013
Número del retiro: 13-146
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  • Aqua Lung Buoyancy Compensator with weight pockets and handles

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    Aqua Lung Buoyancy Compensator with weight pockets and handles

  • Recalled weight pocket handle (left), upgraded weight pocket handle with band of thicker rubber. (right)

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    Recalled weight pocket handle (left), upgraded weight pocket handle with band of thicker rubber. (right)

Resumen del retiro

Nombre del producto:

Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators with SureLock II weight pocket handles

Riesgo:

The rubber handles can detach as divers are trying to remove the weight pockets to rise to the surface in an emergency. This poses a drowning hazard.

Contacto para los consumidores:

Aqua Lung; toll-free at (855) 355-7170 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.aqualung.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

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Detalles del retiro

Unidades

About 110,000

Descripción

This recall involves all Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators with SureLock II rubber handles attached to weight pockets, including the following models: Axiom, Axiom i3, Balance, Black Diamond, Dimension, Libra, Lotus, Pearl, Pearl i3, Pro LT, Pro QD, Pro QDi3 and Zuma buoyancy compensators. The SureLock II handles are gray rubber and measure about 2 inches tall by 4 inches wide.   The buoyancy compensator’s model name is embroidered on the inside back pad or the weight pocket’s right lobe. “SureLock” is molded into the back of the weight pocket.

Incidentes/Lesiones

Aqua Lung is aware of 236 reports of handles detaching from the weight pockets.  There are no reported injuries.

Remedio

Consumers should stop using the recalled buoyancy compensators and return the two weight pockets to an authorized Aqua Lung dealer to receive a free inspection and free replacement for recalled weight pocket handles.

Vendido en

Sporting goods and scuba diving stores nationwide from September 2008 through September 2012 for between $460 and $700 for the buoyancy compensator with the weight pockets.

Importado por

Aqua Lung America, of Vista, Calif.

Fabricación en

China and Mexico

  • Aqua Lung Buoyancy Compensator with weight pockets and handles

  • Recalled weight pocket handle (left), upgraded weight pocket handle with band of thicker rubber. (right)