Diving Weights Recalled for Drowning Hazard

<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">DUI Weight & Trim System Classic and DUI Weight & Trim System II diving weights are being recalled for drown hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.

About 1,454 defective DUI Weight & Trim System Classic and DUI Weight & Trim System II diving weights were recalled in the United States and another 46 have been recalled in Canada.

The recalled DUI Weight & Trim System Classic and DUI Weight & Trim System II diving weights were manufactured in China; imported by Diving Unlimited International Inc. of San Diego; and sold at diving equipment retailers nationwide in the United States and in Canada between July 2010 and April 2011 for about $124.

Manufacturing defects in the lanyard connecting the handle to the pocket or the cable securing the pocket to the harness, can prevent the weight pockets from easily detaching from the harness and releasing the weights when the handle is pulled. This poses a drowning hazard to consumers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The weight harnesses are made of heavyweight nylon and are black with gray handles; the DUI logo appears on the pockets. The Weight & Trim System Classic has two small weight pockets on each side. The Weight & Trim System II has one large weight pocket on each side. Systems with large silver stripes on the sides have been inspected or repaired and are not affected by this recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the systems and call DUI Customer Service, toll-free, at 1.800.325.8439 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), or email CustomerService@DUI-Online.com to receive a free repair of the system. The firm’s website can be accessed at: www.DUI-Online.com.

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