Around 7,100 (plus 345 sold in Canada) Huish BCDs, including OceanPro, Excursion, and Hera, were announced for recall June 15, 2023.
During use, the handle for the weight pockets in the Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensating Device can break. If this happens, the user will be unable to dump weight pockets during an emergency ascent to the surface, potentially resulting in drowning.
The recalled devices include the following models: Oceanic OceanPro, Oceanic Excursion, and Oceanic Hera with serial numbers: 608262 through 695909, 1170357 through 1180342, 1200001 through 1200070 and 20031001 through 22082698. Only these models in any of these serial number ranges and QLR4 Pocket Handles that DO NOT contain a date code on the underside are included in the recall. The brand name Oceanic and the model name are embroidered on the side pockets and a serial number is on the label on the inside of the jacket assembly.
Customers should stop using the recalled SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensating Devices immediately and contact Huish Outdoors for free replacement weight pockets. Pockets are easily detachable and replaceable. Customers should depose of their current weight pockets.
There have been 73 reports of broken weight pocket handles received by the company. There have been no reported injuries.
Huish Outdoors is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA