September 2, 2004
Release # 04-209
Firm's Hotline: (800) 425-2966

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Halcyon SCUBA Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators

Units: About 4,000

Manufacturer: Halcyon Manufacturing, of High Springs, Fla.

Hazard: The SCUBA BC bladder can have a slow leak because of imperfections within the machining of the stainless air barrel of their inflators. This can cause unexpected buoyancy problems with divers, possibly resulting in decompression sickness.

Incidents/Injuries: Halcyon has reports of 10 incidents of BCs leaking. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Description: Halcyon is recalling all stainless steel power inflators. They have a stainless steel oral and power inflate button. Inflators made of plastic are not included in this recall. The repaired inflators have a groove at the base of their retainer nut. The BCs sold with these inflators are black and the Halcyon logo is on the front and collar of the BCs.

Sold at: Dive stores nationwide sold these inflators individually from October 2003 through May 2004 for about $46. The inflators also were sold as part of BC units ranging from $270 to $600.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these BCs immediately and contact Halcyon for information on receiving a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Halcyon Manufacturing at (800) 425-2966 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at

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