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May 3, 2001

Scuba Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) Recalled by Sheico PKS Inc.

Scuba gear recalledCarlsbad, 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:

Brand Name Model Names Serial Numbers
Sherwood Silhouette, Magnum, Avid,
Luna, Outback and
21280001 and
Genesis Cayman, Cobra, Athena,
and Phantom

Talon and ReCon
21280001 and

Between 20520001 and 22010740
Aeris Atmos All Units

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 compensator.

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.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers May 3, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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