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July 2008    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 23, No. 7   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Poseidon Clips Its Wings In Dive Gear Recall

from the July, 2008 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Swedish dive gear manufacturer Poseidon recalled a batch of its W50 wings last month, the reason being manufacturer error in the inner bladder. The seam holding the two bladder halves together can easily break, deflating the BCD. Mike Ange, manager of Florida-based Waterproof Gear, which distributes Poseidon products in the U.S., told Undercurrent the problem was found by Poseidon staff, and no divers have reported problems or accidents while using the wing. “There were only a couple in this specific batch that had problems, but we’re pulling the entire lot to be on the safe side.”

Ange said only 50 of the products were shipped to the U.S., and 30 percent of those are still unsold, leaving 35 to be recalled. The faulty bladders are marked with batch number 5445 and were sold between September 2007 and June 10, 2008. Poseidon W50 wing users can check the batch number by opening the zipper between the two “legs” of the wing to reveal the inner bladder. Between the bladder’s two legs is a tab with article number, batch number and manufacturing year. If you see a ‘5445,’ take it back to your dive shop, and Poseidon will provide a free replacement.

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