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“Another” Recall for Aqua Lung’s SureLock Weight Pockets

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We saw a March 21 press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) that Aqua Lung was recalling 110,000 of its BCs with SureLock II weight pocket handles because the company received 236 reports of handles detaching from the pockets. Those are major numbers. Last November, we reported that Aqua Lung was doing a voluntary recall of the same weight pocket handles in all its BCDs sold since 2009. Are these two related?

Tom Phillipp, product manager at Aqua Lung, tells us that the CSPC is six months late with its recall release. "We instigated it last September, and contacted them, requesting to be eligible for its Fast Track program, to get the press release issues quickly. But we couldn't wait so we recalled the recall."...

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