|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 791-0315
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: Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Ocean Management Systems Inc., of Middletown, N.Y.
Hazard: The buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves buoyancy compensators with the following model numbers. Buoyancy compensators provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices. The compensators were sold in black or red. "OMS" is printed on the front inside of the compensators. Item and serial numbers are printed on the warning label located in the non-inflation area of the buoyancy compensator. A list of serial numbers included in this recall is available from the firm.
|BC-TCPS- B||TACOPS® BC ; Black|
|BC-TCPS-R||TACOPS® BC ; Red|
|BC116-32B16 B||Non retraction single tank BC 32 lb. lift / Black|
|BC116-32R||Non retraction single tank BC 32 lb. lift / Red|
|BC-LGS45||Larry Green Signature Series 45 lb. lift BC|
|BC-LGS70||Larry Green Signature Series 70 lb. lift BC|
|BC118 - K||Dual Bladder BC [inflated] 94 lb. lift Black or Red|
|BC115 - KB||Dual Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift in Black|
|BC115 - KR||Dual Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift in Red|
|BC118 - K||Dual Bladder BC [deflated] 94 lb. lift Black or Red|
|BC117 - K45||Single Bladder BC 45 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117CR - K45||Chemically Resistant 45 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117 - K60||Single Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117 - KB||Single Bladder BC, 94 lb. lift / Black|
|BC117 - KR||Single Bladder BC, 94 lb. lift / Red|
|BC116-45B||Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 45 lb. lift/ Black|
|BC116-60B||Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 60 lb. lift/ Black|
|BC116-60R||Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 60 lb. lift/ Red|
|BC116-60C||Chemically Resistant 60 lb. lift / Black|
Sold at: Dive stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2008 for about $400.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the diving equipment and contact Ocean Management Systems to receive a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ocean Management Systems toll-free at (877) 791-0315 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.omsdive.com, or email the firm at email@example.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800