|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2009
Release # 09-251
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 673-4366
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Besea W50 Diving Wings with Poseidon Inner Bladders
Units: About 300
Distributor: Poseidon West, of West Lake Village, Calif., Poseidon Central, of Conroe, Texas, and American Divers Division, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
Hazard: The inner bladder located inside the diving wing can break, causing the wing to fail to operate as a floating/buoyancy device. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.
Incidents/Injuries: Poseidon has received 15 reports of inner bladders breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the Poseidon inner bladders with batch number 5445 sold with the Poseidon Besea W50 wings. The inner bladder is located inside the outer cover of the wing. The batch number and "Poseidon" are molded on a tab located between the "legs" of the inner bladder.
Sold at: Poseidon dealers nationwide from September 2007 through June 2008 for about $366.
Manufactured in: Sweden
Remedy: Consumers who have wings that contain the recalled inner bladders should stop using the wing immediately and contact Poseidon for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Poseidon toll-free at (877) 673-4366 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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