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Sherwood is Shirking its Responsibility for Diver Safety

from the September, 2017 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

We are still getting reports from owners of Sherwood Avid BCs who have had their tank bands fail, releasing the tank unexpectedly, underwater. If you recall, Undercurrent (September 2016) reported how there were multiple instances of the plastic camband mounting points separating from the main BC, and with it, the user's tank.

The latest sad tale was from Ziad Chmaitilly (Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL) who, on the 13th August, was making only the sixth dive with his Avid when both plastic parts that held the camband to the tank completely fell off while he was underwater!

Sherwood is shirking its responsibility by failing to recall a product that appears to have a serious design defect that might endanger a diver.

Chmaitilly is the sixth Undercurrent subscriber to report the problem to us, and we're a very small sample. So, if Sherwood has such a cavalier attitude towards the well-being of its customers, maybe divers should avoid all Sherwood products. What other problems are they ignoring?

It's time for a recall.

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