Reprinted in part from X-Ray magazine

ZEOS and HYDROS wings recall

ZEOS and HYDROS wings recall

A recent recall has been updated and now only applies to the ZEOS 28 Single Wing. All ZEOS 28 Wings are now being recalled.

Please read the information below carefully. If you have one or more ZEOS 28 wings, you should immediately stop using it due to a drowning hazard and follow the procedure below to obtain a brand new replacement ZEOS 28 wing.

Please read the information below carefully. If you have one or more ZEOS 28 wings, you should immediately stop using it due to a drowning hazard and follow the procedure below to obtain a brand new replacement ZEOS 28 wing.

A few days ago we announced the recall of ZEOS and HYDROS wings from specific series manufactured since January 2013. The reason was some material issues that led to delamination of the base fabric and coating in the internal bladder. The result of this was that the welds on some areas had separated leading to loss of gas from the bladder. All of the materials are quality inspected before manufacturing but it took some active use before this issue showed itself.

During further investigation of the manufacturing documentation, we have found, that only ZEOS 28 wings may be affected as this part of fabric was used only to manufacture this specific model. As we are Tec divers ourselves and therefore take every safety-related issue extremely serious and we want to be sure that all of the XDEEP wings that are in use meet our very high quality and safety standards.

The Zeos 38, Hydros 40 and Hydros 50 are no longer subject to the recall and can continue to be used.

The safety of our customers is the most important thing for us. We also really want to minimise the inconvenience to our customers as much as possible. We have therefore decided that we will completely replace all ZEOS 28 wings for brand new ones, even though it is only one part which may be affected. We sincerely hope that this option to own a brand new wing will compensate for the trouble.

Why did we decide to make a recall and replace the ZEOS 28 wings?

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Kathy Dowsett
http://www.kirkscubagear.com

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About Kathy Dowsett

I believe in protecting our oceans, lakes and rivers, as well as their aquatic life. I respect the work of conservation groups such as Save the Sharks, Save the Sea Turtles and Save our Wrecks. I believe that the use of plastic bags/bottled water should be discouraged as plastic finds its way to the ocean. I also support Diving for the Disabled and Swimming for the Disabled. As a PADI-certified diver, my interest in diving led to the opening in July 2008 of kirkscubagear, my online business. My site offers more than 2,000 products, including freediving, swimming and outdoor equipment. My continuing goal is to encourage diving and offer customers a shopping alternative for the purchase of scuba gear.

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