June 16, 1998
Release # 98-127
|CPSC: Nicolette Humphries
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185
CPSC, Durapro Systems Announce Recall of Scuba
Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Durapro Systems,
of Homosassa, Fla., is recalling about 1,955 scuba buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs).
Under normal scuba diving conditions, the hoses on these BCDs can separate from the
jacket, and possibly cause drowning. Durapro systems is aware of three reports of these
low-pressure inflator hoses separating from these BCDs. No injuries have been reported.
These recalled Durapro Systems BCDs are the Cirrus, Stratus, Aruba, Slimline and Resort.
The low-pressure hoses on the BCDs, part number 302, connects the first stage regulator to
the BCD power inflator valve. These hoses are identified with the following markings:
"PLIOVIC MULTI PURPOSE 1/4" 1/D (6.4 mm) 250 PSI WP (1.7 MPA)...MADE IN
Retail dive stores and a mail-order catalogue sold these BCDs from January 1996 through
May 1998 for about $179 to $359.
Consumers who purchased one of thesea Durapro Systems BCDs should stop using it
immediately. The hose from the BCD should be returned to the dive store where purchased
for a free replacement hose. For additional information, consumers should call Durapro
Systems toll free at (800) 345-6634 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
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