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Scuba diving buoyancy compensators recalled by Ocean Management Systems due to drowning hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving

Units: About 20,000

Manufacturer: Ocean Management Systems Inc., of Middletown, N.Y.

Hazard: The buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves buoyancy compensators with the following model numbers. Buoyancy compensators provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices. The compensators were sold in black or red. “OMS” is printed on the front inside of the compensators. Item and serial numbers are printed on the warning label located in the non-inflation area of the buoyancy compensator. A list of serial numbers included in this recall is available from the firm.

Sold at: Dive stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2008 for about $400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the diving equipment and contact Ocean Management Systems to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ocean Management Systems toll-free at (877) 791-0315 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at, or email the firm at

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting

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