May 3, 2001Scuba Buoyancy Compensator
Devices (BCDs) Recalled by Sheico PKS Inc.
CA (SafetyAlerts) - Sheico PKS Inc.
is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 scuba buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs), which are
used by divers to maintain neutral buoyancy. The overpressure valve can stick in the open
position, presenting a drowning hazard to divers. Sheico has received one report of a
valve sticking open. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled buoyancy compensators were sold under the following brand and model names:
||Silhouette, Magnum, Avid,
Luna, Outback and
||Cayman, Cobra, Athena,
Talon and ReCon
Between 20520001 and 22010740
The brand name can be found on the
right, outside pocket of the jacket; the model name can be found inside the jacket, near
the small of the back; and the serial number can be found on the aircell of the buoyancy
Dive stores and mail-order catalogues nationwide sold the BCDs from September 2000 through
March 2001 for between $150 and $450.
Consumers should stop using the BCDs immediately and return them to the dive store where
purchased for a free replacement. For more information, call Sheico toll-free at (800)
808-3306 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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