|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
June 16, 1998
Release # 98-127
Company Phone Number: (800) 345-6634 |
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Durapro Systems Announce Recall of Scuba Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Durapro Systems, of Homosassa, Fla., is recalling about 1,955
scuba buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs). Under normal scuba diving conditions,
the hoses on these BCDs can separate from the jacket, and possibly cause drowning.
Durapro systems is aware of three reports of these low-pressure inflator hoses
separating from these BCDs. No injuries have been reported.
These recalled Durapro Systems BCDs are the Cirrus, Stratus, Aruba, Slimline and
Resort. The low-pressure hoses on the BCDs, part number 302, connects the first stage
regulator to the BCD power inflator valve. These hoses are identified with the
following markings: "PLIOVIC MULTI PURPOSE 1/4" 1/D (6.4 mm) 250 PSI WP
(1.7 MPA)...MADE IN USA...GOODYEAR."
Retail dive stores and a mail-order catalogue sold these BCDs from January 1996
through May 1998 for about $179 to $359.
Consumers who purchased one of thesea Durapro Systems BCDs should stop
using it immediately. The hose from the BCD should be returned to the dive store
where purchased for a free replacement hose. For additional information, consumers
should call Durapro Systems toll free at (800) 345-6634 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
EDT Monday through Friday.
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