Diving Wings With Defective Inner Bladders Recalled by Poseidon Due to Drowning Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2009
Release # 09-251

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 673-4366
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Diving Wings With Defective Inner Bladders Recalled by Poseidon 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Besea W50 Diving Wings with Poseidon Inner Bladders

Units: About 300

Distributor: Poseidon West, of West Lake Village, Calif., Poseidon Central, of Conroe, Texas, and American Divers Division, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Hazard: The inner bladder located inside the diving wing can break, causing the wing to fail to operate as a floating/buoyancy device. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

Incidents/Injuries: Poseidon has received 15 reports of inner bladders breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the Poseidon inner bladders with batch number 5445 sold with the Poseidon Besea W50 wings. The inner bladder is located inside the outer cover of the wing. The batch number and “Poseidon” are molded on a tab located between the “legs” of the inner bladder.

Sold at: Poseidon dealers nationwide from September 2007 through June 2008 for about $366.

Manufactured in: Sweden

Remedy: Consumers who have wings that contain the recalled inner bladders should stop using the wing immediately and contact Poseidon for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Poseidon toll-free at (877) 673-4366 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or send an email to info@poseidoncentral.com

Picture of Recalled Inner Bladder

Picture of Tab on the Inner Bladder Showing the '5445' batch number

Picture of Besea W50 Wing