Halcyon Diving Equipment Recalled for Drowning HazardOct 2, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
About 20,399 units of Halcyon Diving Equipment—manufactured by Halcyon Manufacturing Inc. of High Springs, Florida—has been recalled due to drowning hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
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. To date no incidents or injuries have been reported.
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 recalled diving equipment.
The recalled Halcyon Diving Equipment was sold at diving equipment retailers and distributors from January 2006 through December 2008 for between $350 and $450 for the BCDs and between $50 and $275 for the inflatable devices. All of the recalled Halcyon Diving Equipment was manufactured in the United States.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled diving equipment and return it to an authorized Halcyon distributor or dealer for a free inspection and, if necessary, free replacement of the overpressure valve spring. Halcyon can be reached, toll-free at 1-800-425-2966 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; at the firm's Web site at www.halcyon.net/opv-recall; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.