Recall news: Buoyancy control devices

The following recalls have been announced:

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SEA ELITE SYSTEMS BUOYANCY CONTROL DEVICES

DETAILS: Some Sea Elite Scout and Profile model buoyancy control devices imported from China by WRK Enterprises doing business as Edge Dive Gear of Macon, Ga.

WHY: The spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break, preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 405 in the U.S. and 48 in Canada sold at Divers Supply Store locations nationwide and online in Canada from May 2009 through October 2010.

FOR MORE: Contact Chris Richardson at 1-888-370-3483 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday.

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EDGE AND HOG BUOYANCY DEVICES

DETAILS: Some Edge Freedom and Stealth models and the HOG 32lb Wing model imported from China by WRK Enterprises doing business as Edge Dive Gear of Macon, Ga.

WHY: The spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break, preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 750 in the U.S. and 20 in Canada sold by authorized Edge and HOG dealers nationwide, and in Canada, from May 2009 through October 2010.

FOR MORE: Contact Chris Richardson at 1-888-370-3483 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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TWEEN BRANDS BEADED CURTAINS

DETAILS: Two styles of beaded curtains imported from China by GMA Accessories Inc. of New York and distributed by Tween Brands Inc., doing business as Justice, of New Albany, Ohio.

WHY: The beaded curtains are prone to entanglement. When an adult or child plays with or runs through the beaded curtains, the risks of entanglement and strangulation are posed.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received two reports of consumers becoming entangled in the curtains. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 36,000 sold at Justice stores nationwide and online from August 2010 through March 2011.

FOR MORE: Contact Tween Brands at 800-934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.shopjustice.com.

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