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May 2011    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 37, No. 5   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Edge and HOG BCDs Pose a Danger

from the May, 2011 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Edge Dive Gear of Macon, FL, announced a recall on May 3 of about 750 BCDs manufactured in China. It affects Edge Freedom and Stealth models, and the HOG 32-pound Wing model. They were sold in the U.S. and Canada from May 2009 through October 2010 for $199 to $250. The problem is that the spring in the overpressure valve can corrode and break, preventing the BCD from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

To get the numbers of the recalled jackets, go to If you own one of the recalled devices, stop using it immediately until it's repaired. For additional information, call Chris Robinson at 888-370-3483 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at

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