October 2, 2009

Halcyon diving equipment recalled

Halcyon diving equipment is being recalled because of a drowning hazard, a U.S. watchdog agency says.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Halcyon Manufacturing Inc. of High Springs, Fla., is voluntarily recalling a variety of apparatus that share the same over-pressure valves.

The commission said in a statement the recall includes Halcyon Explorer, Eclipse, CCR35, Evolve and Pioneer Buoyancy Compensator Devices and Halcyon Service Marker Buoys, Lift Bags, Diver Alert Markers, Surf Shuttle and Diver Lift Raft Inflatable Devices.

The over-pressure valves could fail, causing various products to leak, posing a drowning hazard, the commission said.

The equipment was sold nationwide January 2006 through December 2008 for between $350 and $450 for buoyancy compensation devices, and for between $50 and $275 for inflatable devices.

Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled items immediately and return them to an authorized Halcyon distributor for a free inspection and replacement if necessary.

Consumers can call 800-425-2966 for information.