We have decided to initiate a voluntary recall on the Zeagle GRACE and ELEMENT model BCD’s. The welded seams of the buoyancy bladder may weaken prematurely with use and leak air suddenly causing loss of flotation, causing a drowning hazard. PLEASE STOP USING THESE BCD’S IMMEDIATELY. These BCD’s must be returned to your authorized Zeagle retailer or the Zeagle Factory for replacement. This recall is being done in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Affected units: All Zeagle Grace and Element BCD’s.
Reported incidents: We have received 1 report of seam failure causing loss of flotation. No injuries have been reported.
What you should do: If you own one of these BCD’s stop using it. At the present time, there is no option for repair and no schedule for replacement of the Grace or Element model BCD’s. For this reason, Zeagle is offering an upgrade to you at no cost, for any Grace or Element BCD, one of the following Zeagle models - as inventory permits. These models may be significantly different in features and use from your Grace or Element. Details on these models can be found on the Zeagle website www.zeagle.com or you can ask your authorized Zeagle retailer for details and assistance in selecting a replacement model. This list may change from time to time, with other models becoming available in the future. The current models available are:
You may take your BCD to any authorized Zeagle retailer or contact Huish Outdoors at (888)-270-8595 to initiate your replacement. You may also email the factory at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you contact the factory directly you will need to provide the model and serial number of the BCD you currently have, as well as the model and size you would like to have as a replacement. An RMA will be issued for your Grace or Element BCD and we can make arrangements to send out your replacement BCD.
We apologize for any inconvenience to you. This recall is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our customers and integrity of our product. We hope that we will be able to satisfy your needs for a suitable replacement BCD within the Zeagle family of products.
Q & A
Q: What is the problem with the Grace and Element?
A: We have received 1 report of seam failure when filling the BCD, that prevented it from holding enough air to maintain flotation.
Q: Is it dangerous to use these BCDs?
A: We strongly advice that you do not use the BCDs.
Q: Have there been injuries from the issue?
A: No, we have not had any reports of injuries.
Q: Are other models affected?
A: No, at this point only the Grace and Element are being recalled.
Q: Do I have to return the BCD?
A: Yes, you have to return the BCD to get the replacement.
Q: Where do I return my BC?
A: You can take it to your dealer or send it directly to Huish Outdoors. If you would like to return directly, please contact us at 888-270-8595. We will provide return documentation and shipping label.
Q: What are my options for replacement?
A: Zeagle is offering an upgrade to you at no cost for any Grace or Element BCD to one of the following Zeagle models. Details on these models can be found on the Zeagle website www.Zeagle.com or at your authorized Zeagle retailer. This list may change from time to time and other models may become available in the future.
(Replacement subject to stock/availability)
Q: How long will it take for Zeagle to send a replacement?
A: A replacement BCD will be sent out upon receipt of Grace / Element at our Salt Lake City facility. Subject to transit times.
Q: Can I replace the BCD through my local Zeagle retailer?
A: Yes, if the local Zeagle retailer has the inventory to replace you can get your replacement directly through your local Zeagle retailer. (Dealer will have Grace/Element reporting form to fill out upon retailer replacement)
- See more at: http://www.zeagle.com/recall#sthash.nn56IbQM.dpuf