The CPSC and Stearns Inc., of St. Cloud, Minn. are recalling about 1,400 West Marine Inflator Pumps
The recalled units were originally imported by Sevylor, who was recently acquired by Stearns. The inflator pumps can explode during use, ejecting sharp plastic parts and posing a serious laceration hazard to consumers. Stearns has received three reports of pumpsexploding. One consumer reported lacerations and two fractured ribs. Twoother consumers received minor lacerations to the face and chest.
The recalled inflator pump has a blue body with a black
handle, hose, and pressure gage. The pump is 5-inches (12.7 cm) high and
weighs about 3 pounds. West Marine is printed on a white sticker on the
top of the pump housing. A second label contains a “caution” statement
along with Ho Lee Co., Ltd. and UL listing information. The
manufacturer's model number HB-183BG and the date code 1203 are also on
The pumps were sold at West Marine and BoatU.S. stores and through direct sales
nationwide from August 2003 through January 2007 for about $60.