Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensators Recalled

About 20,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving have been recalled by Ocean Management Systems, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving were manufactured in the United States by Ocean Management Systems Inc., of Middletown, New York. The recall was implemented because the buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

Buoyancy compensators provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices. The compensators involved in this recall 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. This recall involves buoyancy compensators with the following model numbers:

• Item Number: BC-TCPS- B; Description: TACOPS® BC, Black

• Item Number BC-TCPS-R; Description: TACOPS® BC, Red

• Item Number BC116-32B16 B; Description: Non retraction single tank BC 32 lb. lift / Black

• Item Number BC116-32R; Description: Non retraction single tank BC 32 lb. lift / Red

• Item Number BC-LGS45; Description: Larry Green Signature Series 45 lb. lift BC

• Item Number BC-LGS70; Description: Larry Green Signature Series 70 lb. lift BC

• Item Number BC118 – K; Description: Dual Bladder BC [inflated] 94 lb. lift Black or Red

• Item Number BC115 – KB; Description: Dual Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift in Black

• Item Number BC115 – KR; Description: Dual Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift in Red

• Item Number BC118 – K; Description: Dual Bladder BC [deflated] 94 lb. lift Black or Red

• Item Number BC117 – K45; Description: Single Bladder BC 45 lb. lift / Black

• Item Number BC117CR – K45; Description: Chemically Resistant 45 lb. lift / Black

• Item Number BC117 – K60; Description: Single Bladder BC, 60 lb. lift / Black

• Item Number BC117 – KB; Description: Single Bladder BC, 94 lb. lift / Black

• Item Number BC117 – KR; Description: Single Bladder BC, 94 lb. lift / Red

• Item Number BC116-45B; Description: Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 45 lb. lift/ Black

• Item Number BC116-60B; Description: Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 60 lb. lift/ Black

• Item Number BC116-60R; Description: Non-retraction Single Bladder BC 60 lb. lift/ Red

• Item Number BC116-60C; Description: Chemically Resistant 60 lb. lift / Black

The recalled Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving were sold at dive stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2008 for about $400.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the diving equipment and contact Ocean Management Systems to receive a free repair. Ocean Management Systems can be reached toll-free at (877) 791-0315 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; at the firm’s website at www.omsdive.com; or by email at recall@omsdive.com

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