Consumer product recall

Oceanic Excursion, Hera, and OceanPro QLR4 Weight Pockets recalled due to drowning hazard

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Summary

Product
Oceanic Excursion, Hera, and OceanPro QLR4 Weight Pockets
Issue
Consumer products - Drowning hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Huish Outdoors LLC for replacement QLR4 weight pockets.

Affected products

This recall involves the Oceanic Excursion, Hera, and OceanPro QLR weight pockets. The QLR4 weight pockets are attached to the main body of the Oceanic Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD). The BCD is worn over the torso by SCUBA divers. The recalled products are included on the following models: Oceanic OceanPro, Oceanic Excursion, and Oceanic Hera with serial numbers: 608262 through 695909, 1170357 through 1180342, 1200001 through 1200070 and 20031001 through 22082698.  Only these models in any of these serial number ranges and QLR4 pocket handles that DO NOT contain a date code on the underside are included in the recall.  The brand name Oceanic and the model name is embroidered on the side pockets and a serial number is on the label on the inside of the jacket cummerbund assembly. 

The following products are affected:
BRAND/ MODEL PART NO. UPC CODE SERIAL NUMBER
Oceanic Oceanpro BC w/ QLR4 XS 08.8430.51 020545090090 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Oceanpro BC w/ QLR4 SM 08.8430.52 020545090106 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Oceanpro BC w/ QLR4 MD 08.8430.53 020545090113 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Oceanpro BC w/ QLR4 LG 08.8430.55 020545090137 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Oceanpro BC w/ QLR4 XL 08.8430.56 020545090144 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Excursion BC w/ QLR4 XS 08.7135.51 020545096405 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Excursion BC w/ QLR4 SM 08.7135.52 020545091912 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Excursion BC w/ QLR4 MD 08.7135.53 020545091929 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Excursion BC w/ QLR4 LG 08.7135.55 020545091936 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Excursion BC w/ QLR4 XL 08.7135.56 020545091943 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Hera BC w/ QLR4 XS 08.6212.51 020545091875 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Hera BC w/ QLR4 SM 08.6212.52 020545091882 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Hera BC w/ QLR4 MD 08.6212.53 020545091899 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698
Oceanic Hera BC w/ QLR4 LG 08.6212.55 020545091905 608262-695909 1170357-1180342 1200001-1200070 20031001-22082698

Issue

The handle for the QLR4 weight pockets in the Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensating Devices can break during use.  If this happens, the user will not be able to dump weight pockets in an emergency to rise to the surface, posing a drowning hazard.

As of June 5, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 73 reports of broken weight pocket handles and no reports of injuries.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Huish Outdoors LLC for replacement QLR4 weight pockets.

For more information, consumers can contact Huish Outdoors LLC by telephone at 1-833-493-1029 from 9:00am to 5:00pm MT or by email at service@huishoutdoors.com.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Huish Outdoors LLC.

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 consumers 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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 345 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and about 7100 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from April 2019 to June 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China and Vietnam

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Sports and fitness
Companies

Distributor

Huish Outdoors LLC

Salt Lake City, Utah

United States

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73804