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May 2011    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 26, No. 5   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Edge and HOG BCDs Pose a Danger

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Edge Dive Gear of Macon, FL, announced a recall on May 3 of about 750 BCDs manufactured in China. It affects Edge Freedom and Stealth models, and the HOG 32-pound Wing model. They were sold in the U.S. and Canada from May 2009 through October 2010 for $199 to $250. The problem is that the spring in the overpressure valve can corrode and break, preventing the BCD from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

To get the numbers of the recalled jackets, go to www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11212.html. If you own one of the recalled devices, stop using it immediately until it's repaired. For additional information, call Chris Robinson at 888-370-3483 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.edge-gear.com.

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