Sunday, August 9, 2009

CPSC, Halcyon Manufacturing Announce Recall of SCUBA BC Inflators

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at

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Name of product: Halcyon SCUBA Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators

Units: About 4,000

Manufacturer: Halcyon Manufacturing, of High Springs, Fla.

Hazard: The SCUBA BC bladder can have a slow leak because of imperfections
within the machining of the stainless air barrel of their inflators. This
can cause unexpected buoyancy problems with divers, possibly resulting in
decompression sickness.

Incidents/Injuries: Halcyon has reports of 10 incidents of BCs leaking. No
injuries or deaths have been reported.

Description: Halcyon is recalling all stainless steel power inflators.
They have a stainless steel oral and power inflate button. Inflators made
of plastic are not included in this recall. The repaired inflators have a
groove at the base of their retainer nut. The BCs sold with these
inflators are black and the Halcyon logo is on the front and collar of the

Sold at: Dive stores nationwide sold these inflators individually from
October 2003 through May 2004 for about $46. The inflators also were sold
as part of BC units ranging from $270 to $600.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these BCs immediately and contact
Halcyon for information on receiving a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Halcyon Manufacturing at
(800) 425-2966 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit
their Web site at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -- such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -- contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at

CONTACT: Firm's Hotline: +1-800-425-2966, CPSC Recall Hotline: +1-800-638-2772.

CONTACT: Firm's Hotline: +1-800-425-2966, CPSC Recall Hotline: +1-800-638-2772, or CPSC Media Contact: +1-301-504-7908

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Source Citation:"CPSC, Halcyon Manufacturing Announce Recall of SCUBA BC Inflators." PR Newswire (Sept 2, 2004): NA. Academic OneFile. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 9 Aug. 2009

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