Huish Outdoors recalls Buoyancy Control Devices
- Starting date:
- September 14, 2016
- Posting date:
- September 14, 2016
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Physical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Huish Outdoors
Zeagle Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs)
This recall involves all Zeagle Grace and Element Buoyancy Control Devices (BCDs). BCDs are used to help a diver maintain buoyancy under water during scuba diving. The Grace model is black with light green accents and has the logo "Z/Grace" on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words "Zeagle Sport" are on the left side pocket. The Element model is black with red accents and has the logo "Z/Element" on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words "Zeagle Sport" are on the left side pocket.
The buoyancy control devices can suddenly leak air and cause a loss of floatation, posing a drowning hazard.
Health Canada has not received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products. In the United States, Huish Outdoors has received one report of a seam failing resulting in air leakage. No injuries were reported.
Approximately 50 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 1,400 units were distributed in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from September 2015 to August 2016 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Vietnam.
Huish Outdoors LLC
Salt Lake City
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BCDs and return them to Huish Outdoors or an authorized Zeagle dealer for a free replacement.
For more information, consumers can contact Huish Outdoors by telephone toll-free at 1-888-270-8595, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday to Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.