Australian Underwater Products — QLR4 Weight Pocket

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The QLR4 contains a weight pocket that is used within a scuba diver’s buoyancy compensating device (BCD) to carry weight.

Affected BCD models:
• Oceanpro
• Excursion
• Hera

Affected BCD serial number ranges:
• 608262-695909
• 1170357-1180342
• 1200001-1200070
• 20031001-22082698

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.  

Weight pocket
Serial number location on Buoyancy Compensating Device
Weight pocket with date code highlighted

Reasons the product is recalled

The weight pocket handle may break, and result in the pocket becoming stuck in the BCD sleeve.

The hazards to consumers

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 consumers should 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 

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Responsible regulator

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

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