Friday, October 2, 2009

Recall Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2009 Release # 10-002

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 425-2966
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Diving Equipment Recalled by Halcyon Manufacturing Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Halcyon Manufacturing Inc., on Friday announced a voluntary recall of diving equipment. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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Name of Product: Halcyon Diving Equipment
Units: About 20,300
Manufacturer: Halcyon Manufacturing Inc., of High Springs, Fla.

Hazard: The over pressure valves (OPVs) in the diving equipment could fail allowing the buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs) and the diver lift inflatable devices to leak, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Halcyon diving equipment including the Halcyon Explorer, Eclipse, CCR35, Evolve and Pioneer Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) and Halcyon Surface Marker Buoys (SMBs), Lift Bags, Diver Alert Markers (DAMs) Surf Shuttle and Diver Lift Raft Inflatable Devices. "Halcyon" is printed on the diving equipment.

Sold at: Diving equipment retailers and distributors from January 2006 through December 2008 for between $350 and $450 for the buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs) and between $50 and $275 for the inflatable devices.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled diving equipment and return it to an authorized Halcyon distributor or dealer for a free inspection and, if necessary, free replacement of the overpressure valve spring.

Consumer Contact: Halcyon at (800) 425-2966 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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