|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2009
Release # 10-002
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 425-2966
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: Halcyon Diving Equipment
Units: About 20,300
Manufacturer: Halcyon Manufacturing Inc., of High Springs, Fla.
Hazard: The over pressure valves (OPVs) in the diving equipment could fail allowing the buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs) and the diver lift inflatable devices to leak, posing a drowning hazard to divers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Halcyon diving equipment including the Halcyon Explorer, Eclipse, CCR35, Evolve and Pioneer Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) and Halcyon Surface Marker Buoys (SMBs), Lift Bags, Diver Alert Markers (DAMs) Surf Shuttle and Diver Lift Raft Inflatable Devices. "Halcyon" is printed on the diving equipment.
Sold at: Diving equipment retailers and distributors from January 2006 through December 2008 for between $350 and $450 for the buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs) and between $50 and $275 for the inflatable devices.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled diving equipment and return it to an authorized Halcyon distributor or dealer or to the Halcyon factory to receive a free replacement of the overpressure valve spring.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Halcyon at (800) 425-2966 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.halcyon.net/opv-recall, or email the firm at email@example.com
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