Sea Elite Systems BCDs Sold at Drivers Supply Stores Recalled for Drowning Risks

05/04/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Macon, GA — Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and WRK Enterprises dba Edge Dive Gear have voluntarily recalled Sea Elite Systems Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD) for drowning hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on May 3, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break, preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air. This poses a drowning hazard to the consumer.

The CPSC press release reported that the product recall affects Sea Elite Scout and Profile model BCDs:

o The Scout is a jacket-style BCD made of lightweight nylon and is foldable. It is black with blue accents on the lower sides. The word “Scout” is printed in white letters on the right front and the words “Sea Elite” are on a flap over the corrugated hose. Scout BCDs within the following serial number ranges are affected by this recall: 001229 to 001244 and 001246 to 001489. The serial number is printed on a tag in the front pocket.

o The Profile is a jacket-style BCD made of heavyweight nylon. It is black with blue on the lower sides. The word “Profile” is printed in white letters on the right front and the words “Sea Elite” are on a flap over the corrugated hose. Profile BCDs with serial numbers in the table below are affected by this recall.

The Sea Elite Profile BCD serial numbers include: 000700 to 000729, 000733 to 000763, 000765 to 000772, 000879, 001490 to 001560, 001562 to 001565.

Consumers are advised to return the BCDs to an authorized Sea Elite Systems dealer for a free spring replacement. The recalled BCDs were sold at Drivers Supply Stores nationwide and online at www.divers-supply.com.

For more information, consumers can contact Chris Richardson at 1-888-370-3483 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the Edge Dive Gear website at www.edge-gear.com.

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