About 5 years ago OMS 100# lift dual and single bladder BC's were rejected by Ocean Management Systems Inc. because of serious manufacturing defects. These BC's were supposed to have been destroyed by the fabricator: Cindi Walters of Cal Pacific, dba Forte.
They evidently were not destroyed.
These defects include possible bladder rupturing without warning causing total loss of buoyancy control, defective stitching and setting of grommets.
These BC's were never authorized by OMS for sale or distribution and may pose a serious safety hazard.
They are easily identifiable as
* The Power inflator is equipped with a gray inflator button and a oral inflator mouthpiece located at a 45 degree angle (OMS has never sold a BC with this inflator) * There is no warning label * The webbing that holds the elastomeric bands may be frayed around the grommet area * The fabric makes a "cracking noise" when compressed and is shiny
Know sellers of this defective BC are:
The Wet Shop Owner Jeff David alias David Jefferies 6615 Royal,West Vancouver BC
Joe Doiron 3031 Washington Ave Victoria BC
Recovery Sales Outlet Independence Missouri
Should you have further questions please feel free to contact Ocean Management Systems Inc.
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