Halcyon Australia—OPV Spring for Diving Buoyancy Compensator (BCD)

Identifying features

Pioneer, Explorer, Evolve, Eclipse Wings - 16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 66, 76, 86, 96, A6, B6, C6, 17, 27, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97, A7, B7, C7, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, or 88

What are the defects?

These BCDs or Inflatable Devices could develop excessive corrosion or rusting problems with the stainless steel Over Pressure Valve (OPV) spring possibly leading to mechanical malfunction.

What are the hazards?

Spring may fail and the BCD or Inflatable device may leak through to the OPV with the potential to cause malfunctioning of the device. This may adversely impact on driver safety.

The potential defect is limited to a very small portion of the total number of OPV springs supplied during this time period. However, given the potentially serious implications all OPV springs should be checked to minimize risk to Halcyon customers.

What should consumers do?

Consumers who have bought a Halcyon Pioneer, Explorer, Evolve, or Eclipse Wing with a serial number starting with the following - 16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 66, 76, 86, 96, A6, B6, C6, 17, 27, 37, 47, 57, 67, 77, 87, 97, A7, B7, C7, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, or 88 or any Lift Bags, SMBs, DAMs, Surf Shuttles and Diver Life Rafts supplied between January, 2006 and December, 2008, should take their wing into their Halcyon dealer for an inspection of the OPV spring to see if it is one of the defective types. The spring will be replaced.

Traders who sold this product

AB Ocean Divers,
Adventure Blue,
Aquatic Adventures Rowville,
Charlestown Diving Academy,
Discover Dive,
Dive and Dive,
Dive Centre Bondi,
Dive Centre Manly,
Diver Instruction Services,
Dive Imports,
Dive Locker Albany,
Dive Victoria,
Dive, Ski & Surf,
Divers Delight,
Dive Xsite,
Frog Dive Willoughby,
Go Dive,
Melbourne Diving School,
Perth Scuba,
Plunge Diving,
Queenscliff Diving Centre,
Scuba Commercial & Wholesale,
Scuba Culture,
Sea Green Dive,
Seal Diving Services,
Shellharbour Scuba Centre,
Southern Diving Centre,
Southern Tasmanian Divers,
St George Underwater Centre,
The Dive Shack,
Windang Dive & Spearfishing.

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2006 - 31 December 2008

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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