Recall from OMS Technical Diving Gear
Ocean Management Systems Inc. (OMS) ANNOUNCES Safety Replacement OF BCS SEAL RING
Ocean Management Systems, Inc. (OMS) has notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), that OMS is voluntarily recalling approximately 19,790 Sealing Rings BCA-500. Molding variations in this part as used in the OMS Buoyancy Control System (BCS) could cause cracking or breakage of part, resulting in rapid loss of buoyancy, creating a potential drowning hazard. While this variation is not present in every Seal Ring (Item # BCA 500) It would be difficult to determine in the field which Seal Rings are suspect. Therefore we are requiring that all Seal Rings be updated with new assemblies. All NEW seal rings are equipped with reinforcement at critical areas.
There are a total of 19,790 BCS Seal Rings (Item # BCA 500) installed in 5730 BCS in use and from May 11, 2006 there have been reported of 19 failures. These failures were discovered during inspection, with no reports of injuries or death.
OMS BCSs were sold through Authorized OMS Dealers and Distributors with an MSRP of approximately $700.00.
How to read your date code: Date Code: 0805XXXX: 08= 2008 (year manufactured) 05=May (month manufactured) Last 4 numbers are used to identify that particular BC, ex. 05080001, 05080002 etc
WHAT TO DO:
What should I do to get my BCS Seal Ring Replaced?
Consumers should first look at the Warning label on their BCS. If the serial number on the BCS is listed in the recall list ABOVE then:
1. Stop using your BCS
2. Contact your local OMS dealer or distributor for a no charge repair
3. How do I find a nearby dealer?
4. If you are a USA or Canadian customer access the OMS website ( http://omsdive.com/dealerb.html) and input your zip code or if in Canada input your Province for the nearest dealer.
5. If you are an international customer input your country for the nearest distributor.
6. If you are unable to access the OMS website: you can call 845 692 3600, send a fax to 845 692 3623, or email OMS at email@example.com for dealer or distributor information.