The QLR4 contains a weight pocket that is used within a scuba diver’s buoyancy compensating device (BCD) to carry weight.
Affected BCD models:
Affected BCD serial number ranges:
The serial number can be found on the product warning label located on the BCD’s cummerbund.
Affected weight pockets can also be identified by them not containing a date code on the underside of the handle.
What are the defects?
The weight pocket handle may break, and result in the pocket becoming stuck in the BCD sleeve.
What are the hazards?
There is a risk of drowning and death if the weight pocket cannot be removed from the BCD sleeve to allow the diver to re-surface safely.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the weight pocket and check if the weight pocket is affected by using the BCD serial number tool on the Submerged Nation webpage.
Affected consumers should submit a replacement QLR4 product claim form through the webpage.
For more information, contact Australian Underwater Products by phone 03 5986 0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org