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Apeks Exotec SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs)

Description: This recall involves Apeks Exotec SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs). The Exotec is a back flotation-style BCD used to control a SCUBA diver's buoyancy underwater. The Apeks brand and Exotec model name are embroidered on the back panel and side pockets of the BCD and the metal components are gray or orange. Only model numbers BT1380108ML, BT1380108XLXXL, BT1380110ML and BT1380110XLXXL are included in the recall. The model number is printed on the label tucked behind the bladder between the tank attachment belt and the lower dump valve. [Learn More]

330 units were affected by this recall.

Apeks Exotec SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs)
AQUALUNG Recalls Buoyancy Compensator Devices Due to Injury and Drowning Hazards

Recalled BCD Models BT1380108ML / BT1380108XLXXL – Orange Trim. Recalled Apeks Exotec SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) Pouch/Bag

Apeks Exotec SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) Recall Information

Country of OriginMexico
Recall Date10/20/2022
Recall ID9429
Recall Number23021
HazardThe dump valve knob can get stuck when the recalled BCD is inflated, opening the dump valve which stops the BCD from fully inflating. This can result in a loss of buoyancy control and poses injury (decompression sickness) and drowning hazards.
InjuriesThe firm has received one report of buoyancy control loss due to a dump valve stuck open. No injuries have been reported.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled buoyancy compensator devices and take them back to the place where purchased for a free repair. If a consumer is unable to return the product to a dealer where purchased, they should reach out to AQUALUNG directly for instructions to receive a free repair.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactAQUALUNG toll-free at 877-379-7694 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at or at and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
Last Updated10/20/2022
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