The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled Huish’s SCUBA diving buoyancy compensating devices due to a risk of drowning. The recall was issued on June 15, 2023.
Why did the CPSC recall the diving buoyancy compensating devices?
Weight pockets in a diving buoyancy device are intended to help the user reach the surface quicker. The diver can dump the weight pockets in an emergency to rise to the surface.
According to the CPSC, the handle for the recalled SCUBA diving buoyancy compensating devices can break during use. Divers using these devices could drown without this emergency feature.
The CPSC and Huish Outdoors received 73 reports of broken weight pocket handles.
Approximately 7,100 units were recalled, with an additional 345 in Canada.
What models are included in the Huish device recall?
The devices look like a vest with a place for the tank. The weight pouches are located on each side.
The recalled devices include the following models:
- Oceanic OceanPro
- Oceanic Excursion
- Oceanic Hera
The model numbers also have the following serial numbers:
- 608262 through 695909
- 1170357 through 1180342
- 1200001 through 1200070
- 20031001 through 22082698
The models in any of the mentioned serial numbers that do not contain a date code are included in the recall.
The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled diving products.
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