Huish Outdoors recalls Buoyancy Control Devices

Starting date:
September 14, 2016
Posting date:
September 14, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60174

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Huish Outdoors

Affected products

Zeagle Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs)

Product description

This recall involves all Zeagle Grace and Element Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs). BCDs are used to help a diver maintain buoyancy under water during scuba diving. The Grace model is black with light green accents and has the logo "Z/Grace" on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words "Zeagle Sport" are on the left side pocket. The Element model is black with red accents and has the logo "Z/Element" on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words "Zeagle Sport" are on the left side pocket. 

Hazard identified

The buoyancy control devices can suddenly leak air and cause a loss of floatation, posing a drowning hazard.

Health Canada has not received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products. In the United States, Huish Outdoors has received one report of a seam failing resulting in air leakage. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 50 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 1,400 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2015 to August 2016 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Vietnam.

Companies

Manufacturer
Huish Outdoors LLC
Salt Lake City
Utah
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Bare Outdoors
Burnaby
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BCDs and return them to Huish Outdoors or an authorized Zeagle dealer for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Huish Outdoors by telephone toll-free at 1-888-270-8595, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday to Friday.  Consumers can also visit the firm's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.