Diving Unlimited Int'l recalls weights for possible drowning hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAIT) - The CPSC and Health Canada in cooperation with Diving Unlimited International have recalled their diving weights citing possible drowning hazards.

The DUI Weight & Trim System Classic and DUI Weight & Trim System II have defects in the lanyard that connects the handle to the pocket that can prevent the weight from easily detaching from the harness and releasing the weights when the handle is pulled. This defect poses a drowning hazard to consumers. However no injuries or incidents have been reported so far.

The weight harnesses are made of heavyweight nylon and are black in color with gray handles. The DUI logo appears on the pockets. The Weight & Trim System Classic has two small weight pockets on each side. The Weight & Trim System II has one large weight pocket on each side. Systems with large silver stripes on the sides have been inspected or repaired and are not affected by this recall.

The weights were sold at diving equipment retailers nationwide and in Canada between July 2010 and April 2011 for about $124. Roughly 1,500 were sold in the U.S. and about 45 were sold in Canada.

Consumers should immediately stop using the systems and call DUI at (800) 325-8439 Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT or e-mail CustomerService@DUI-Online.com to receive a free repair of the system.

For additional information, contact DUI Customer Service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday at (800) 325-8439, by e-mail at CustomerService@DUI-Online.com <mailto:CustomerService@DUI-Online.com> or visit www.DUI-Online.com <http://www.DUI-Online.com>

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