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September 1998 Vol. 13, No. 9   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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BC Recall

from the September, 1998 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Durapro Systems has recalled nearly 2000 buoyancy compensators sold between January, 1996, and May of 1998 after receiving three reports of low-pressure power inflator hoses blowing off while underwater.

Linda Foster, one of the owners of Durapro, told us, "as far as we know there have not been any injuries in any of the three cases."

The BCDs recalled are the Cirrus, Stratus, Aruba, Slimline, and Resort. The hoses in question were purchased from Goodyear in January of 1996 and have "PLIOVIC MULTI PURPOSE" printed on the hoses.

The loss of a power inflator hose is not usually a problem if the diver has been trained to orally inflate the BC. However, neither the degree of training nor the level of experience of the purchasers is known, and an inexperienced or untrained diver may panic.

BCDs equipped with this hose have been sold both through dive stores and direct mail. Divers with a recalled Durapro BC should return it to the dive shop where purchased. If bought from a catalog, it must be returned to Durapro for a replacement.

Durapro, 6466 South Tex Point, Homosassa, Fl. 34448; for more information call 800-345-6634.

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