Equipment Recall

Dept of Transportation- Tank Safety Advisory
Aeris - Dive Computer Recall
Aeris- Atmos XT BCD Recall
Aeris- EPIC Dive Computer
Aeris- Elite T3 Dive Computer Safety Upgrade
Aeris- AT-400 First Stage Regulators
Apeks - ATX Regulators
Apeks - Regulator Yoke Clamp Screw
Apeks - TX, ATX and XTX 2nd Stages
Aqua Lung - ABS Grid Replacement
Aqua Lung - Powerline Hose Replacement
Aqua Lung - SureLock II Weight Pocket Handles
Aqua Lung - Surface Observation Signal (S.O.S.)
Aqua Lung - Titan Regulator Recall
Atomic Aquatics - T1, B1 and Z1 Regulators
Atomic Aquatics - Cobalt Computer HP Sensor Leak
Atomic Aquatics - Cobalt Computer Firmware
Bare - Nex-Gen Drysuit
Bare - SI TECH Drysuit Inflation Hoses
Bare - Voodoo, Blackjack, Blackwing, Curve BCs
Brownie's Third Lung - Hookah Air Compressors
Cressi-Sub - Buoyancy Compensators
Cressi-Sub - Ellipse Black MC5 Regulators
Dacor - Consoles
Dacor - Darwin Air and Darwin Console Computers
Dacor - SPGs
Delta P Technology - VR3 Computers
Dive Rite - Buoyancy Compensators
Dui - BCD Overpressure values
Durapro - Systems BCDs
Edge - 32, 38, 58lb Wings / HOG 32lb wings
Edge - Freedom & Stealth BC / HOG 32lb Wing
Genesis - Power Inflator Recall
Genesis - BCD Recall
Halycon - Manifold Handwheels
Halycon - Explorer 40 BCD
Halycon - Overpressure Relief Valve (OPV) Springs
Hughco - Inflators
H2odyssey - E.A.S. Unit Safety Upgrade
Ideations - MH2 Mini-Hammerhead
Ideations - Dive Alert Plus V2 - Type II
Innovative - Regulator Swivel
Innovative - Phantom Braided HP Hose
International Divers - BCD Overpressure values
Light and Motion - Underwater Batteries
Light and Motion - SunRay Mod Light
Mares - SI TECH DRY SUIT Inflation Hoses
Mares - Guardian Dive Computers
Mares - Nemo Air Computers - July 2009
Mares - Nemo Air Computers - February 2010 Nikon - Nikonos V Camera Body Discontinued

Oceanic - Atom 2.0 Dive Computer
Oceanic - CDX Regulator
Oceanic - Datamax Pro Plus
Oceanic - DVT Regulators
Oceanic - Excursion 2, Probe HLC, Ocean Pro 1000D BC
Oceanic - FDX-10 and CDX-5 First Stage Regulators
Oceanic - OC1 Firmware Update
Oceanic - Pioneer Mask Recall
Oceanic - Power Inflator Recall
Oceanic - Versa Pro Voluntary Recall
Oceanic - VT3 Dive Computer Safety Upgrade
OMS - BCD Defects
OMS - BCD Overpressure valves
OMS - Valve Cap
OMS - Wings
OTS - Full Face Mask - sold between 9/2010 to 11/2010
OTS - Full Face Mask - sold before 8/17/2009
PADI - Recreational Dive Planners (RDP) - Missing numbers
PADI - Recreational Dive Planners (RDP) - Table misprint
Poseidon - BCD Defects
Poseidon - "Cyklon" model regulators
Promate - Regulator Swivel
Scubapro - G500 Second Stage Regulators
Scubapro - MK20 Yoke & DIN Regulator Service Upgrade
Scubapro - X650 Performance Enhancement
Scubapro/Uwatec -Dive Computer Consoles
SeaCure Sport Custom Mouthpiece
SeaLife DC500 Camera (service upgrade)
SeaLife Mini II Camera (service upgrade)
Sea & Sea - AquaPix Camera
Sea & Sea - Strobes
Sea & Sea DX-860G Camera (service upgrade)
Sherwood - Power Inflator Recall
Sherwood - BCD Recall
Sherwood - Maximus Regulators
Suunto - D9 and D6 Safety Issues
Suunto - Vytec Dive Computer
Suunto - D9 Dive Computer
Trident - Scuba Tank Valve Caps
TUSA - RS-670 Regulator
TUSA - IQ-900 Zen Watch
TUSA - IQ-950 Zen Air Watch
Under Sea Industries - Regulators Recalled
US Divers - Scuba Regulators
Uwatec - Aladin Air X Nitrox Recalled
Viking - SI TECH Drysuit Inflation Hoses
Viking - Valves
XS Scuba - Miflex High Pressure Hose
Zeagle - First Stage Regulators

Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs - Tank Safety Advisory

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) announced Sept. 6 potential dangers with certain improperly tested self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) tanks, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) tanks, and other compressed gas cylinders.

The RSPA determined that Underwater Adventures, located at 400 W. Magnolia, Leesburg, Florida, marked and certified an undetermined number of cylinders as being properly tested in accordance with Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), when the cylinders were improperly tested. In addition, Underwater Adventures marked an undetermined number of cylinders with a Retester Identification Number (RIN) that belongs to another company.

A hydrostatic retest and visual inspection of a cylinder are used to verify the cylinder's structural integrity. If the hydrostatic retest and visual inspection are not performed in accordance with the HMR, a cylinder with compromised structural integrity may be returned to service when it should be condemned.

Serious personal injury, death or property damage could result from rupture of a cylinder. Cylinders that have not been retested in accordance with the HMR may not be charged or filled with compressed gas or other hazardous material.

Underwater Adventures failed to keep records of its retest and visual inspections of cylinders, making it impossible to determine the number of cylinders that the company improperly tested. These cylinders may pose a safety risk to the public.

The cylinders in question are stamped with one of the following two RINs: B095 or B059. The markings appear in the following pattern:

 B 0
M   Y
 5 9

 B 0
M   Y
 9 5

M is the month of retest (e.g., 10), and Y is the year of the retest (e.g., 01).

Anyone who has a cylinder that has been serviced by Underwater Adventures and that is marked with RIN numbers B095 or B059 and stamped with a retest date after 1986 should consider the cylinder unsafe and not fill it with a hazardous material unless the cylinder is first properly retested by a DOT-authorized retest facility.

Filled cylinders (if filled with an atmospheric gas such as oxygen) should be vented or otherwise safely discharged, and then taken to a DOT-authorized cylinder retest facility for proper retest to determine compliance with the HMR and their suitability for continuing service. Under no circumstance should a cylinder described in this safety advisory be filled, refilled or used for any purpose other than scrap, until it is re inspected and retested by a DOT-authorized restest facility.

The matter is being investigated by the RSPA's Office of Hazardous Materials Enforcement.

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Aeris Dive Computer

Aeris has recalled several dive computers. The serial numbers of the affected dive computers are as follows:

Aeris Savant: Serial #0001 - 1779
Atmos Pro & Atmos Sport 100S & 300G: Serial nos computers serial #0001 - 5999
Contact Aeris or call an authorized Aeris dealer to arrange factory servicing.

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Aeris BCD-Power Inflator Recall

Aeris is recalling all Atmos XT Buoyancy Compensators fitted with the AW3 Style Power Inflator shipped between May 1, 2004, and June 24, 2004.

Aeris has been informed by it’s supplier that they have received isolated reports of BC inflator mechanisms exhibiting continual flow of air into the BC after release of the power inflator button. This failure can lead to an uncontrollable ascent and cause serious life threatening injuries. You are urged to discontinue all diving activities with this BC until a retro fit of the inflator mechanism is accomplished by your local Aeris dealer.

Options for sending your BCD in for upgrade:
1) The Buoyancy Compensators affected can be sent directly to Aeris for repair at no charge.
Address: Attention: Power Inflator Recall
3055 Teagarden Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: (510) 346-0010
2) Any Authorized Aeris dealer can install the replacement BC Inflator mechanisms at their facility.
If you have any questions please contact our Repair Dept. at (800) 347-2822

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Aeris - EPIC Dive Computer

Aeris is recalling all EPIC Dive Computers with serial numbers 1 – 712 that were sold between:
 October 1, 2006 – February 7, 2007.
Aeris has been informed by it’s supplier that they have received isolated reports that two EPIC dive computers locked into the Gas Switch-to screen and did not return to the Main Dive screen when the divers switched the units from Gas 1 to Gas 2 during dives when they were only using one transmitter and Pressure associated with Gas 2 was being provided by an Analog Gauge. You must discontinue all diving activities with this computer until a software upgrade has been accomplished by Aeris, your local Authorized Aeris Retailer or sending it back to us.

Options for sending in your Computer for software upgrade:
1) The EPIC Dive Computers affected can be sent directly to Aeris for software upgrade at no charge.
Address:
Aeris
Attention: EPIC Dive Computer Recall
3055 Teagarden Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 800-647-0605

2) Any Authorized Aeris retailer can upgrade the software at their facility.  Please call the retailer in advance to confirm they have the necessary software for the upgrade.

3) Send it back to us:
Scuba.com
ATTN: Repairs
1752 Langley Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Before you drop off or send in your repair to us make sure to fill out our Service/Repair Form

If you have any questions please contact our Repair Department at (800) 347-2822
10am – 5pm PST, Monday – Saturday.

If you no longer own the EPIC Dive Computer, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact us.

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Aeris - Elite T3 Dive Computer Safety Upgrade

    All Aeris Elite T3 Dive Computers with serial numbers 1 – 1197 that were sold between:
    August 1, 2006 – July 10, 2007.

    Upon activating the Buddy Pressure Check routine after having previously checked their buddy’s pressure, the previous pressure value was still displayed instead of the message NOT AVAIL which is what should appear on the screen when the buddy is out of signal range when a check is performed.

    Aeris is offering a free operating software Upgrade to all Elite T3 product owners to eliminate any inconvenience during activities involving Buddy Pressure Checks. The Elite T3 unit’s software will be upgraded to revision r1C.

    Owners of any Elite T3 unit with software revision 1A- 1B may download the update application and instructions from the Aeris web site:
    Click here for Download

    The USB PC Interface Cable is required to perform the upgrade. If you do not own the Interface Cable, or are not comfortable with performing the procedure yourself, any Authorized Oceanic retailer can upgrade the software at their facility. Please call the retailer in advance to confirm they have the necessary software for the upgrade.

    Identifying Serial Number & Software Revision:
    To access/view the SN screen while viewing the NORM (or GAUG) SURF Main screen - -
    Simultaneously depress the A (right/front) and S (right/side) buttons 5 times (2 seconds each time).
    If Revision r1C is displayed, the unit’s software program has been upgraded and no further action is required.

    If you have any questions please contact our Repair Department at (800) 347-2822
    10am - 5pm PST, Monday - Saturday.

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Aeris - AT-400 First Stage Regulators

    October 23, 2007– San Leandro, CA – AERIS has been notified by its supplier (ROMI, Ent.) that they have received isolated reports of AT400 type Regulator First Stages exhibiting uncontrolled flow of air to the Second Stage.

    Evaluation has shown that a specific batch of HP (High Pressure) Seats contained material that can deteriorate and fail to properly perform its mechanical sealing (shut off) function, causing an uncontrollable free flow which could result in serious injury to or death of the user.

    In cooperation with the U. S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), ROMI is initiating a voluntary recall of all affected AT400 First Stages.

    The affected First Stages include those that were shipped to AERIS Retailers from the factory between May 1, 2006 and November 15, 2006. Other Diaphragm type First Stages that received annual service between May 1, 2006, and October 22, 2007, may also be affected.

    NOTE: Due to the random nature utilized to assign SNs (serial numbers) to First Stages, there is only a small quantity of affected units within the large range of SNs. Since the extent of listing the actual SNs of all affected units would be impractical and not user friendly, AERIS has created a data base on the diveaeris.com web site that product owners and retailers can easily access to determine whether a specific First Stage is affected and if it has received the retrofit.

    If you have an affected unit, you must discontinue further use of it and take it to the AERIS Dealer where you purchased it, or a local Authorized AERIS Service Center, for a component retrofit at no charge.

    If you no longer own the Diaphragm type Regulator First Stage, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact us directly.

    WARNING: DO NOT CONTINUE USE of the Regulator First Stage until it receives a Retrofit. Only Authorized AERIS Dealers and their trained service technicians must perform this Retrofit. Non authorized persons who attempt the Retrofit procedure risk voiding the product’s warranty and rendering the product dangerously unsafe for SCUBA use.

    Should you have any questions, please contact our toll free Recall Helpline at (888) 854-4960 or locally at (510) 562-0500 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday Pacific Time.

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Apeks - ATX Regulator

    It has come to our attention that a number of the new ATX regulators produced in September/ October 2001, have a potentially serious defect.

    The problem is related to the 2nd stage front cover of the ATX100, ATX200 and all ATX fluorescent yellow octopus regulators, this includes the Stage Three sets.

    Your local Apeks dealer / distributor has been informed of the situation and you should take your regulator to them immediately for inspection.

    The serial numbers of the regulators that may be affected fall between 109 0001 and 110 2580.

    Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd.
    Roman Road Industrial Estate
    Blackburn. Lancashire
    England. BB1 2BT
    info@apeks.co.uk

    Tel: +44 (0) 1254 692200
    Fax: +44 (0) 1254 692211

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Apeks - Regulator Yoke Clamp Screw

    May 22, 2007

    There maybe a potential problem with the yoke clamp screw on any yoke clamp type regulator with the serial number starting from 7010001 – 7053528.

    Please return your yoke clamp screw to your nearest Apeks dealer for inspection, do not dive with the regulator until it has been inspected.

    If it is not possible for you to return the yoke clamp screw for inspection, then please contact AquaLung/Apeks’ Customer Service Department for assistance.

    Aqua Lung
    2340 Cousteau Court
    Vista, CA 92081

    Phone: 877-253-3483
    Fax: 760-597-4900

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Apeks - TX, ATX and XTX 2nd Stages

    This is limited to those 2nd stages/octopus that have not undergone an authorized annual service.

    It has come to our attention that an incorrectly assembled 2nd stage has been purchased. If you have an Apeks regulator or octopus that has never had an authorized annual service, regardless of how recently purchased, please take the regulator/octopus to your Apeks dealer to be visually inspected.

    All Apeks dealers and distributors have been made aware of this issue. Do not dive with the regulator until it has been visually inspected. Apeks apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. We are dedicated to making the world’s best diving products and ensuring diver safety at all costs.

    For more details, contact APEKS.

    Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd.
    Roman Road Industrial Estate
    Blackburn. Lancashire
    England. BB1 2BT
    info@apeks.co.uk

    Tel: +44 (0) 1254 692200
    Fax: +44 (0) 1254 692211

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Atomic - T1, B1 and Z1 Regulators

    Atomic Aquatics Inc., of Huntington Beach, California, has announced a recall of all T1, B1 and Z1 models due to the possibility of a failing first stage spring. It is a voluntary recall announced by Atomic President Dean Garraffa, who added that there have been no reported incidents of in water failure or diver injury.

    The fault was detected in three regulators undergoing regular servicing when cracked springs were noticed.

    The recall covers about 3,500 T1, B1 and Z1 regulators manufactured between May 11, 1999, and October 27, 1999, with serial numbers # A07751 - A11276.

    The serial number can be found under the mouthpiece of the second stage.

    Contact Atomic Aquatics Inc. at 1-888-270-8595, see www.AtomicAquatics.com or call an authorized Atomic Aquatics dealer to arrange factory servicing.

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Atomic - Cobalt Computer HP Sensor Leak

    Atomic Aquatics has decided to initiate a recall on the Cobalt Dive Computer after discovering a possible assembly problem that could cause the high pressure sensor to leak. Although we hope the percentage of units with this problem is small, the defect is serious enough that they feel it is necessary to recall and inspect as many units as possible to ensure customer safety and satisfaction. Fortunately the defect is easy to identify and we hope that you will cooperate with Atomic to minimize the inconvenience to the you, the customer. The computer may be returned to Atomic for inspection, but doing it at the retail store is simple and will expedite the process for your customer. Having a Cobalt in the affected serial number range does not mean it is defective, but that it should be inspected for the defect. Any computers found with this defect must not be used and returned to the factory for repair or replacement.  

    On Cobalts that pass the inspection, change the top cover to the new style per the attached instructions. Report the serial number and owner’s information on the reporting form. Return the Cobalt to the customer.

    This recall affects all units manufactured between May 31, 2010 and April 16, 2012.  Serial Lots 2210-XXXX through 1612-XXXX.  

    Includes Lot Numbers (first 4 digits of serial number)


    2210 / 2910 / 4010 / 4710 / 5010 / 1111 / 1711 / 2611 / 2811 / 3211 / 3311 / 3411 / 3511 / 3611 / 3711 / 3811 / 3911 / 4011 / 4111 / 4211 / 4511 / 4611 / 5211 / 0812 / 1112 / 1212 / 1312 / 1412 / 1612    

    Affected units: Affected units that require inspection can be identified by the first four digits in the serial number. To view the serial number, turn the unit on and go to “Main Menu/ Settings/System Information."

    The serial number is four numbers followed by a dash (-) and four more numbers. Example 2210-1234

    The first 4 numbers of the serial number is the date of manufacture, week (2 digits) followed by the year (2 digits). 

    For more details, contact Atomic Aquatics.

    If there are any questions, please contact Atomic Aquatics' Customer Service Department either at sales@atomicaquatics.com, or call between 7AM and 5PM PST, Monday through Friday at 714.375.1433.  

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Atomic - Cobalt Computer Firmware

    There is problem in the Cobalt date checking routine that prevented firmware versions 1.10 and later from automatically updating the year to 2012. Please check your Cobalt's date. If it is incorrect, change the year in the "Set Time and Date" screen to 2012, so your dive log will record new dives with the actual date. If left in year 2011 and there is an existing dive in the log just previous to the new dive, you might experience shorter than normal no-deco times as the Cobalt will treat it as a repetitive dive. Do not attempt to change the date if you are between dives. Always wait at least 24 hours after your last dive before changing the date or time or you will lose the repetitive dive calculation. This will be corrected in the next firmware release.

    In the event you are unable to complete the date change to 2012 please contact Atomic at (714) 375-1433 or take it to your local Authorized Atomic Retailer.

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Aqualung's ABS OctopusExhaust Grid Replacement

    Aqua Lung has determined that it is possible, under certain circumstances, for one or both of the exhaust valves on the ABS Octopus to become inverted. Inverted means that the edge of the exhaust valve can get lodged between two of the spokes of the seating surface. This could happen during the after-dive rinsing process if the valves are hit with a stream of high-pressure water from a garden hose or if the valves hit the water just right during an entry. The result of having one or both valves inverted is the inability to completely seal out water. This could lead to an aspiration of water, which in turn could lead to panic, injury or death. The valves will not invert during the course of a dive. To protect the valve from inverting, Aqua Lung has redesigned the exhaust grid that covers the exhaust valves.

    Aqua Lung is requesting that all ABS Octopus regulators be brought into your local authorized Aqua Lung Dealer. The dealer will change out the exhaust grid at no charge. The replacement procedure is quick and in most cases can be done while you wait. The procedure is non-invasive and will not alter the performance or the adjustments of the regulator in any way. Aqua Lung apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Your safety is our top priority. Thank you for your understanding and thank you for choosing Aqua Lung.

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Aqualung's Powerline Airway Ribbed hose Replacement

    Aqua Lung has received reports that some of the ribbed hoses (Fig. 1) on the Powerline Airway have been tearing at the top near the dual exhaust valve. The problem has been traced to an error in the molding process from our supplier that occurred over a three-month period between 2001 and 2002. The best way to confirm whether or not you have one of the questionable hoses is to look at the serial number on the lower unit of the Powerline (fig. 2). If the serial number falls within the range of M48H to M52H (M48H, M49H...M52H), or M01I to M08I (M01I, M02I...M08I) and is the original hose, then it should get replaced. This affects both SeaQuest and Aqua Lung BCs utilizing the Powerline inflator. If the ribbed hose were to tear near the top, the BC would not be able to hold air and a loss of buoyancy would occur. This could result in the need for the diver to ditch their weight pockets or rely on their buddy for assistance. In extreme cases it could result in result in panic, injury or death. If you have a spiral hose that falls within the serial number range, please have the hose replaced by this authorized Aqua Lung retailer

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Aqualung - SureLock II Weight Pocket Handles

    Aqua Lung is conducting a voluntary recall of SureLock II weight pocket handles. SureLock II is the mechanical weight release system found on most Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators (BCs) beginning in 2009. Aqua Lung is concerned about the rubber handle pulling off of the plastic SureLock II weight pocket assembly. If this were to occur during a dive, the weight pocket would be left engaged inside the BC. There are no known occurrences of this happening underwater, and there have not been any reported injuries, but Aqua Lung believes that a recall is the safe and prudent thing to do. Aqua Lung has made a revision to the handle assembly that strengthens it. A revised handle is easily recognized by a thickened band of rubber at the base of the handle.

    Consumers should immediately stop using their BCs with Sure Lock II weight pockets. Bring the pockets to your nearest authorized Aqua Lung Dive Retailer or Dive Center. They will be able to replace your handles for you while you wait, as changing handles is a quick process. The replacement is made under warranty and you will not incur any charges.

    You may find your nearest Aqua Lung Dealer by using the dealer locator at www.aqualung.com.

    Should you have any questions, please call Aqua Lung Customer Service at 877-253-DIVE (3483) or (760) 597-5000 outside the U.S.

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Aqualung - Surface Observation Signal (S.O.S.)

    Aqua Lung has determined that some S.O.S. units (PN 394157 and 394057) sold since Sept 2002 may have a faulty component. The component is known as an “elbow,” and is used to transfer air from the BC to the safety tube. Some elbows have exhibited signs of degradation leading to cracking and/or breakage. If this were to occur, air may not successfully transfer from the BC to the safety tube, thus preventing the tube from inflating. Furthermore, if a diver were inverted, making the attachment point the “high spot,” air could also escape from the BC. The leak may prevent the BC from “fully inflating.” Although the BC will still hold air when vertical, some air will escape at the bottom and the BC will provide less buoyancy.

    Aqua Lung would like all owners of S.O.S. units to carefully inspect them. Elbows that have the potential to degrade are easily identified by a molding gate mark located on the outer bend (see photo.) To date, there have not been any reported accidents or injuries. If you have a unit with such a gate mark, we ask that you stop using the product. Detach it from the BC and return it to your nearest Aqua Lung Dealer.

    You may find your nearest Aqua Lung Dealer by using the dealer locator at www.aqualung.com. Your dealer will return it to Aqua Lung who will replace the unit at no charge. Aqua Lung America • 2340 Cousteau Court • Vista, CA 92081 (760) 597-5000

    Should you have any questions, please call Aqua Lung Customer Service at 877-253-DIVE (3483) or (760) 597-5000 outside the U.S.

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Aqualung - Titan Regulator Recall

    RECALL INVOLVES CERTAIN TITAN/CONSHELF DIN HANDWHEEL RETAINERS

    Aqua Lung was recently informed about the breakage, under pressure, of a TITAN/CONSHELF DIN HANDWHEEL RETAINER weakened during service by manual torque loads superior to the recommended values.

    Aqua Lung asks all the owners of TITAN DIN regulators whose serial number is lower than 6062501 or TITAN/CONSHELF DIN adaptors that are marked 300 BAR MAX to return their regulator to their Aqua Lung authorized retailer for an upgrade.

    The corrective action is replacement of the brass DIN HANDWHEEL RETAINER by another stainless steel DIN HANDWHEEL RETAINER marked 300 BAR MAXI.

    This replacement is made under warranty.

    All the TITAN DIN regulators whose serial number are above 6062501 and\or whose DIN handwheel retainer is marked 300 BAR MAXI are assembled with a stainless steel DIN handwheel retainer and are not affected by this recall.

    For more details, please call Aqua Lung Customer Service at 877-253-DIVE (3483) or (760) 597-5000 outside the U.S.

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Bare - Nex-Gen Drysuits

    BARE is voluntarily recalling all NEX-GEN drysuits purchased between June 3, 2011 and February 29, 2012 with the SERIAL NUMBER: W49376.

    BARE was recently contacted by one of their customers who identified an issue with the integrity of the taped connection between the neoprene boot and the fabric. Under extreme circumstances, when the diver pushes his/her feet through the leg of the suit and into the neo boot/sock it is possible to come completely free of the leg. You must discontinue all diving activities with your BARE drysuits until getting it retrofitted by sending your drysuits into BARE.

    Locating your Serial number:
    Please look for the information label on the inside of the drysuit which is positioned over the back of the inflator valve.

    Located near the top of the label, you will find the serial number for the product.

    Options for sending in your BARE NEX GEN drysuit in for servicing:

    1) The affected BARE NEX-GEN drysuit can be sent directly to BARE for service at:
    BARE
    1755 Grant Avenue
    Blaine, WA 98230
    Tel: 1-800-663-0111
    Fax: 604-530-88112
    Email: dive@baresports.com

    A Return Authorization (R/A) is required

    2) Any Authorized BARE retailer can send the drysuit in for you. Please contact the retailer in advance to confirm they are a BARE dealer. http://www.baresports.com/en-US/Dive/Where-To-Buy
    If you have any questions please contact BARE at 800-663-0111 8am – 5pm PST Monday – Friday. If you no longer own the BARE Drysuit, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact BARE directly.

     

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Bare - SI TECH Drysuit Inflation Hoses

    Bare is recalling all SI TECH Drysuit inflation hoses that were sold between: June 1, 2006 - February 29, 2009.

    Bare has been informed by it's supplier that they have received isolated reports that the flow restricting insert may malfunction by dislodgment from the connection valve, potentially causing an obstruction of air flow. You must discontinue all diving activities with this SI TECH inflation hose until the removal of the flow restrictor has been accomplished by your local Authorized Bare Retailer.

    Options for sending in your SI TECH inflation hose for removal of flow restrictor:
    1) Any Authorized Bare retailer can perform removal of flow restrictor

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Bare - Voodoo, Blackjack, Blackwing or Curve Buoyancy Compensators

    July 14, 2010

    BARE is voluntarily recalling all buoyancy compensators with that fall between the serial number range XX0908XXX and XX1208XXX (first two digits of the serial number represent month, second two digits represent year) were manufactured between September 2008 and December 2008.

    BARE was recently contacted by one of our customers who identified an issue with the threaded seal rings that connect the left shoulder rapid exhaust valve and dump valves to the BCD bladder. Under extreme circumstances, when the diver pulls on the inflator hose or release cord to release air from the bladder, the threaded seal ring may crack or break. BARE has issued a voluntary recall of all BCDs to correct the potential problem with the threaded seal ring. You must discontinue all diving activities with your BARE BCD until getting retrofitted by sending your BCD into BARE.

    Locating your Serial number: CARE & MAINTENANCE label which can be found under the right pocket of the BCD (as illustrated below).

    Bare - Voodoo, Blackjack, Blackwing or Curve Buoyancy Compensators

    The illustration below identifies the serial number on this product as XX1108XXX (manufactured in November, 2008). In this case, the buoyancy compensator falls within the recall range and must be returned to BARE for an upgrade to the threaded flange.

    Bare - Voodoo, Blackjack, Blackwing or Curve Buoyancy Compensators

    Options for sending in your BARE VOODOO, BLACKJACK, BACKWING or CURVE buoyancy compensator for servicing:

    1) The affected BARE VOODOO, BLACKJACK, BLACKWING or CURVE buoyancy compensator can be sent directly to BARE for service at:

    BARE
    1755 Grant Avenue
    Blaine, WA 98230
    Tel:1-800-663-0111
    Fax: 604-530-8812
    Email: dive@baresports.com

    A Return Authorization (R/A) is required

    2) Any Authorized BARE retailer can send the BCD in for you. Please contact the retailer in advance to confirm they are a BARE dealer. http://barescubadiving.com/usa/where-to-buy/default.aspx

    If you have any questions please contact BARE at 800-663-0111 8am - 5pm PST Monday – Friday. If you no longer own the BARE BCD, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact BARE directly.

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Brownie's Third Lung - Hookah Air Compressors

    While few real divers use a hookah -- air supplied through hoses connected to a compressor either back on the boat or floating in a buoy -- their kids might. So be aware that Brownie's Third Lung has problems with components in some models of its compressors that can cause premature wear and tear, and also stop air flow. Brownie's will inspect, repair and upgrate affected compressors at no change and renew the warranty for another year.

    The recall is for compressors manufactured since July 2007 with serial numbers 14421 to 15715 (that's for models F280X, F390X, C270, C390, CTD390) and serial numbers 14344 to 15762 (models E250 and EC2). The serial numbers are printed on a metal tag on the rim of the yellow storage case or, for commercial models, on the deck. Call Brownie's sales department at 800-327-0412 for a return authorization and details about shipping back the compressor.

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Cressi-Sub - Buoyancy Compensators

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with Cressi-Sub. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    A slow leak from the shoulder exhaust caused by expansion of an internal cable housing could result in slow deflation. This could impact the diver’s ability to control buoyancy.

    Buoyancy Compensator devices provide buoyancy control for scuba divers by allowing them to inflate or deflate the devices. The recalled buoyancy compensators have model numbers J107, J113, J115, and J119. The numbers appear on the top right-hand corner of the unit (on the shoulder). "CRESSI" is written on the buoyancy control devices.

    Customers can return the product to a Cressi-sub-authorized dive shop to have the product retro-fitted with a free replacement internal cable housing. Buoyancy Compensator devices with a black retaining ring around the yellow inflate button on the inflation mechanism, and an adjoining gray cover assembly (bypass case), which screws onto the inflator, are subject to this recall and must be retro-fitted. Devices which have yellow retaining rings and black cover assemblies have been retro-fitted.

    Contact Cressi-Sub at 1-800-338-9143 between 9am and 4:30pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.cressisubusa.com

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Cressi-Sub - Ellipse Black MC5 Regulators

    January 12, 2010

    Cressi is recalling their Ellipse Black MC5 Regulators sold from March 1, 2009 – January 12, 2010.

    Cressi has issued a safety recall because they have received isolated reports about a partial obstruction of the high-pressure port.  Failure high-pressure port can produce an inaccurate reading on your pressure gauge which can pose a drowning hazard to divers.  You must discontinue all diving activities with your Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulator until the safety upgrade has been accomplished by your local Authorized Cressi Retailer or Cressi.

    1. Stop using your Ellipse Black MC5 Regulator
    2. Contact your local Cressi dealer for a no charge repair or return it directly to Cressi at:
      One Charles Street, Westwood, NJ 07675
    1. How do I find a nearby dealer? Go to: www.cressi.com  and click on “Dealer Locator”
    2. You can call Cressi at 1-800-338-9143 with any questions

    If you no longer own this Cressi Regulator, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact Cressi at 1-800-338-9143.

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Dacor - Supreme Consoles

    Dacor has announced the recall of its Supreme diving console unit due to a fault that could lead to failure of the high-pressure flexible hose assembly.

    The recall covers four models of the Dacor Supreme console:

    1. Supreme P - pressure gauge and hose

    2. Supreme PC - pressure gauge, compass and hose

    3. Supreme PD - pressure gauge, depth gauge and hose

    4. Supreme PDC - pressure gauge, depth gauge, compass and hose

    Dacor warns divers not to dive with Supreme consoles until the hoses have been replaced. All Dacor dealers will replace the hoses without charge.

    For more details, contact Dacor:
    Dacor Corporation
    Shore Pointe
    One Selleck Street
    Norwalk, CT 06855 USA
    203-852-7079 (phone)
    203-853-2892(fax)
    mailservice@divedacor.com

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Dacor - Darwin Air and Darwin Consoles

    URGENT SAFETY NOTICE DACOR DARWIN AIR AND DARWIN CONSOLE DIVE COMPUTERS

    If you have recently purchased a Dacor Darwin Air or Darwin Console Dive Computer, please read the following safety notice regarding the recall of certain computers.

    HTM Sport S.p.A., Manufacturer of Dacor Dive Computers, has discovered that during production, a small number of Dacor Darwin Dive Computers were improperly calibrated, resulting in erroneous calculations displayed regarding "No Deco Time", "Deco Time", "Air Time", "Desat Time" and "No Fly" times.

    Products affected have the following serial numbers:

      Darwin Air Dive Computers: Serial Numbers between 3265 and 3415
      Darwin Console Computers: Serial Numbers between 8503 and 8592

    Note: This will not affect computers shipped by Scuba.com after February 28, 2005.

    If you own one of the Darwin Computers with a serial number listed above, DO NOT USE IT!

    For more details, contact Dacor:
    Dacor Corporation
    Shore Pointe
    One Selleck Street
    Norwalk, CT 06855 USA
    203-852-7079 (phone)
    203-853-2892(fax)
    mailservice@divedacor.com

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Dacor - SPGs

    If you purchased a Dacor Supreme SPG or SPG console after February 1, 2001, a defect may exist with the high-pressure hose for the Supreme SPG involving the pressure-fitted metal fittings at either end of the high-pressure rubber hose. These fittings may leak or become separated from the hose after you turn on your air supply.

    If the hose for the Supreme SPG were to fail during a dive, and proper dive planning and dive termination procedures were not implemented, serious injury or death from drowning or air embolism could occur.

    Dacor has initiated a voluntary recall of Supreme SPG and SPG consoles in order to replace these potentially defective hoses. This recall is being conducted with the cooperation of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    Please return your Dacor Supreme SPG or SPG console to your nearest Dacor dealer. Your unit will be inspected by your dealer and the high-pressure hose replaced if necessary. This will be done at no charge to you. Should you wish to contact Dacor itself about this recall, call 1-800 323-0463.

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Delta P Technology - VR3 Computers

    Delta P Technology, manufacturer of the VR3 Dive Computer, has announced that there is a small problem with computers manufactured between December 1, 2004 and February 9, 2005 (sold by Scuba.com between December 1, 2004 and April 7, 2005) the Dive Planning software when used in Imperial measurements. This does not affect the actual dive functions of the VR3.

    There is an easy way to check which computers have this software in them, if you turn the VR3 on and go into the OPTIONS menu, go into SETUP and in the bottom right hand corner there are four digits. If these digits read either 4714 or 4B1A in a classic screen VR3 or CF4D or CE67 in the color screen VR3.

    If your VR3 Computer has these numbers, do not dive with this computer and contact your nearest Delta P dealer immediately to receive your software upgrade at no charge.

    To find a dealer nearest you, you can visit the VR3 website at: http://www.vr3.co.uk/vr3/main.php?content=dealers or e-mail support@vr3.co.uk

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Dive Rite - Buoyancy Compensators

    Date: 12/23/2009

    Dive Rite is recalling all Buoyancy Compensators that were sold between: June 6, 2006 – December 22, 2009.

    With the serial numbers falling between 42000 and 72000.

    The Buoyancy Compensators may be red, blue or black in color.

    Dive Rite has issued a recall because they have received isolated reports that the springs in the over pressurization valve may rust and fail allowing the buoyancy compensator to lose air/gas and pose a drowning hazard. You must discontinue all diving activities with your Dive Rite Buoyancy Compensator until the free safety upgrade of the Over Pressurization Valve has been accomplished by Dive Rite or your local Authorized Dive Rite Retailer.

    1. Stop using your Dive Rite BC
    2. Contact your local Dive Rite dealer or distributor for a no charge repair
    3. How do I find a nearby dealer? Go to: www.diverite.com and click on “Dealers”
    4. You can call Mike with Dive Rite at 1-800-495-1046 or email him service@diverite.com

    If you no longer own this Dive Rite Buoyancy Compensator, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact Dive Rite at 1-800-495-1046.

    The Instructional Team at Scuba.com

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DUI - BCD Overpressure values

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Diving Unlimited International (DUI) Inc., of San Diego, Calif., is recalling about 3,500 Overpressure Valves (OPV) used with Buoyancy Control Systems. The overpressure valve can stick in the open position, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

    DUI has received two reports of the valves sticking open. No injuries have been reported.

    These Buoyancy Control Systems come in two versions, a jacket style and a wings style. The overpressure valve is installed on these units. It is very difficult to distinguish the defective overpressure valves from those not affected. Therefore, all overpressure valves with red pulls are included in this recall. The jacket model has the DUI logo printed on the jacket pocket, epaulette, and weight pockets. The wings model has the DUI logo printed on the epaulette and weight pockets. The letters "DUI" are printed on the permanent hang tags found on the Buoyancy Control System.

    Authorized DUI dealers nationwide sold these Buoyancy Control Systems from November 1997 through November 2001 for about $590.

    Consumers should stop using the overpressure valves immediately and contact the DUI dealer where purchased for a free replacement. For more information, consumers can contact DUI at (800) 325-8439 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

    All new OPVs are equipped with yellow pulls.

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Durapro - BCDs

    Durapro Systems, of Homosassa, Fla., is recalling about 1,955 scuba buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs). Under normal scuba diving conditions, the hoses on these BCDs can separate from the jacket, and possibly cause drowning. Durapro systems are aware of three reports of these low-pressure inflator hoses separating from these BCDs.

    These recalled Durapro Systems BCDs are the Cirrus, Stratus, Aruba, Slimline and Resort. The low-pressure hoses on the BCDs, part number 302, connects the first stage regulator to the BCD power inflator valve. These hoses are identified with the following markings: "PLIOVIC MULTI PURPOSE 1/4" 1/D (6.4 mm) 250 PSI WP (1.7 MPA)...MADE IN USA...GOODYEAR." Retail dive stores and a mail-order catalogue sold these BCDs from January 1996 through May 1998 for about $179 to $359.

    Consumers who purchased one of these Durapro Systems BCDs should stop using it immediately. The hose from the BCD should be returned to the dive store where purchased for a free replacement hose. For additional information, consumers should call Durapro Systems toll free at (800) 345-6634 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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Edge - Buoyancy Compensators

    EDGE Dive Gear, selling scuba Products under the brands EDGE and HOG (Highly Optimized Gear) today received an EDGE Freedom Buoyancy Compensator returned to a dealer with a complaint of a broken spring in the Over Pressurization Valve (OPV). This is the first report of this issue brought to the attention of EDGE Dive gear and no injuries have been reported. Upon inspection of the unit involved and other used EDGE and HOG products utilizing the same OPV design it has been determined that the springs in the OPV exhibit an unacceptable amount of corrosion. Diver Safety is our primary concern, thus we are taking fast and decisive action.

    In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, EDGE Gear is issuing a voluntary recall on all EDGE FREEDOM BCD’s, Some EDGE STEALTH 2 BCD’s (units with red weight release handles for weight pockets are NOT involved), HOG 32lb Single Tank wings identified as “Made in China’ and all EDGE 32, 38 and 58lb wings.

    IMMEDIATELY CEASE USE OF THE IDENTIFIED PRODUCTS AND RETURN THE PRODUCT TO AN AUTHORIZED EDGE DEALER OR EDGE FOR SPRING OPV REPLACEMENT.

    For more information, please contact EDGE at (404) 579-7631 or email recall@edge-gear.com

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Edge - Buoyancy Compensators - May 2011

    EDGE Dive Gear, selling scuba Products under the brands EDGE and HOG (Highly Optimized Gear) today received an EDGE Freedom Buoyancy Compensator returned to a dealer with a complaint of a broken spring in the Over Pressurization Valve (OPV). This is the first report of this issue brought to the attention of EDGE Dive gear and no injuries have been reported. Upon inspection of the unit involved and other used EDGE and HOG products utilizing the same OPV design it has been determined that the springs in the OPV exhibit an unacceptable amount of corrosion. Diver Safety is our primary concern, thus we are taking fast and decisive action.

    In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, EDGE Gear is issuing a voluntary recall on all Edge Freedom and Stealth models, and the HOG 32-pound Wing models sold in the U.S. and Canada from May 2009 through October 2010 for $199 to $250.

    IMMEDIATELY CEASE USE OF THE IDENTIFIED PRODUCTS AND RETURN THE PRODUCT TO AN AUTHORIZED EDGE DEALER OR EDGE FOR SPRING OPV REPLACEMENT.

    For more information, please contact EDGE at (404)579-7631 or email recall@edge-gear.com

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Halcyon - Manifold Handwheels

    The rubber handwheels on the Halcyon manifold (item #64.100.300) shipped between May 1, 2001 and July 1, 2001 have proven to be defective. These handwheels are unlike the units used in previous or later sales of Halcyon manifolds. In use, the defective handwheels can separate from their stainless steel inserts, making it impossible to turn the valves on or off. Use of these handwheels should be discontinued immediately and returned to Halcyon for replacement. The defective handwheels can be difficult to distinguish from good ones and should be returned if in question.

    If you have a question about a Halcyon manifold purchased after May 1, 2001, contact the company at info@halcyon.net or call Halcyon at 386.454.0811 ext. 256. If you believe you have a defective handwheel, return it for replacement to:

    Halcyon
    1110 S. Main Street
    High Springs, FL 32648

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Halcyon - Explorer 40 BCD

    Halcyon Manufacturing has recalled Halcyon Explorer 40 BCDs sold after July 2005. Over time, the over pressure valve (OPV) could delaminate, causing the BC to leak. The company said it is unlikely that most of these units will experience any problems; however the problem was identified during regular quality control evaluations in which a lamination machine (RF welder) showed slight inconsistency during production. The machine has been replaced and the BCs affected have been identifed, If you have an affected BC (serial numbers are available at www.halcyon.net/recall/index.shtml), please return the unit to any halcyon dealer. You may also contact your local distributor for replacement. For more information, call (800) 425-2966, Ext.307 or email techservices@halcyon.net.

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Halcyon - Overpressure Relief Valve (OPV) Springs

    The highest priorities of Halcyon Manufacturing are the quality of their products and the safety of their customers. We are providing details regarding the voluntary recall of select Overpressure Relief Valve (OPV) Springs.

    Halcyon Manufacturing Inc. in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has initiated a voluntary recall of select Eclipse, Evolve, Explorer, Pioneer and CCR35 buoyancy compensators (BCDs) manufactured between January, 2006 and September, 2008. In addition, select Halcyon inflatable devices (Lift Bags, SMB’s, DAM’s, Surf Shuttles and Diver Lift rafts) may also be affected.

    These BCDs or Inflatable Devices could develop excessive corrosion or rusting problems with the stainless steel Over Pressure Valve (OPV) spring, causing the spring to fail and the BCD or Inflatable Device to leak through the OPV. It is unlikely that most of these units will experience any problems since the potential defect is limited to a very small portion of the total number of OPV springs used during this time period. However, given the potentially serious implications all OPV springs should be checked to minimize risk or inconvenience to Halcyon customers.

    BCDs manufactured after September, 2008 are not included in this voluntary recall. Please reference press release and website information for details on how to identify the BCD serial number. Inflatable Devices do not have serial numbers and should be checked based on customer purchase date if possible. If there is any doubt as to the serial number or date of purchase, Halcyon recommends inspecting the OPV spring at the request of the customer.

    Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter and we apologize for this inconvenience. For more information, contact your local Authorized Halcyon Dealer, or you may contact Corey Smith in Technical Services for assistance at 386 454 0811 x307 or email to: techservices@halcyon.net.

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    Hughco - Inflators

      IN RESPONSE TO NUMEROUS CALLS REQUESTING REPLACEMENTS FOR THE WRONG NFLATORS, WE ARE SENDING THIS EMAIL TO ALL DEALERS.
      Our current policy says you need to send the recall inflators to us before we send you replacements.

      Again, please note that the replacement inflators are in short supply. Some dealers have sent inflators to us that have the 00 as the center number but the arrow points to the wrong number.
      Send us your 90° Inflators with the Date Stamps shown below - THESE ARE THE ONLY TWO DATE STAMPS
      The Date Stamps must have either:
      · 00 with an arrow pointing up to 0
      · 05 with an arrow pointing up to 1.


      Please note: Replacements are in limited quantities.
      Please verify EXACT DATE STAMP before sending your inflator to us:· FIRST, WE WILL VERIFY THE CORRECT DATE STAMP· THEN WE WILL REPLACE WITH THE 45° MODEL WHICH WAS PICTURED IN PREVIOUS EMAILS

      We apologize for not being able to send the inflator replacements to you in advance.
      This is because:
      - Replacements are in short supply
      - Customers have not properly verified date stamps
      We apologize if this is an inconvenience to you but it is the only way we can prevent sending out replacements for the wrong inflators.

      If you have any further questions, please contact us at:
      Phone - 352-369-8298 or 800-269-9833
      Fax - 352-861-1543
      Email - recall-inflator@hughco.com

      Hughco
      3690 SW 52nd Terrace
      Ocala, FL 34474

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    H2odyssey - E.A.S. Safety Upgrade

      The E.A.S. unit filler seat (part #EAS1) shipped before May 15, 2004 need a safety upgraded. It has been brought to the attention of H2odyssey that after several uses with the E.A.S. unit the filler seat could shift allowing air to build up in the cap. H2odyssey will be replacing the E.A.S. filler seat at no charge with a new filler seat that has a larger diameter and is made of brass.

      Warning: Failure to replace the filler seat could result in the protective cap blowing off of the fill port, which could cause serious injury and should be returned to an authorized H2odyssey center for repair.

      If you have a question about a E.A.S. unit purchased before May 15, 2004, contact H2odyssey at h2oman@h2odyssey.com or call H2odyssey at (800) 999-0019. If you believe you have a E.A.S. unit you can return it for the safety upgrade to:

      H2Odyssey
      975 Park Center Dr.
      Vista, CA 92083

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Ideations - MH2 Mini-Hammerhead

    Ideations Design, Inc. of Seattle, Washington has recalled all model number MH2 Mini-Hammerhead subsurface signaling devices because of defective springs.

    The recall affects only units which are compatible with the Aqualung Air MIC, Zeagle Octo+, Seaquest Airsource, Oceanic Air XS, and Beauchat Venturi have been recalled.

    Other Mini-Hammerheads are not affected. Contact Ideations Design or the facility where you bought the equipment for more details.

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Ideations - Dive Alert Plus V2 - Type II

    June 5, 2013

    The recall affects DiveAlert- Models DA2, DP2 & DV2 Recall Due to Drowning Hazard

    Name of Product: DiveAlert & DiveAlert PLUS DA2, DP2, DV2 signaling devices.

    Units: About 2,500.

    Hazard: The female coupling poppet o-ring can come dislodged which in turn could result in reduced air flow to alternate regulator / inflation systems which could pose a drowning hazard.

    Incidents / Injuries: None reported.

    Description: This voluntary recall involves DiveAlert & DiveAlert PLUS models DA2, DP2, & DV2 signaling devices. (These models are specifically designed to fit the Aqualung AirSource *includes AirSource3 QD*, Oceanic Air XS, Aeris AirLink, and Mares Air Control alternate regulator / inflation systems.) These devices fit inline to the BCD alternate regulator / inflation system, and use the high pressure gas in a scuba cylinder to activate a loud surface horn or an underwater percussion noise. The signaling devices in question have no stamped writing on the female coupling collar. ONLY model DA2, DP2, & DV2 couplings with no writing stamped on the collar are included in the recall. No other DiveAlerts, or any Aqualung, Oceanic, Aeris, or Mares alternate regulator / inflation system are included in the recall.

    Sold At: Authorized DiveAlert dealers and distributors from July 2009 to May 2013.

    Manufactured in: United States.

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled DiveAlerts and return the device to DiveAlert for a free repair. The repair consists of the replacing of the defective female coupling.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DiveAlert toll-free at (800) 275-4332 between 8 am and 5 pm PT Monday through Friday or contact via email at info@divealert.com. Website information, go to www.divealert.com.

    RETURN TO: DIVEALERT / LIFELINE usa
    4214 24TH AVE. W
    SEATTLE, WA 98199

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Innovative - Regulator Swivel

    May 31, 2007 CPSC

    Innovative Scuba Concepts Recalls Diving Regulator Components Due to Drowning Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm
    named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop
    using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Swivel for a Scuba Regulator

    Hazard: The swivel, which is attached to a diving regulator, could separate while diving. This will result in a complete
    and sudden loss of the diver’s air supply, causing the diver to engage in emergency ascent procedures. This poses a risk
    of decompression sickness due to rapid ascent, and air embolism or drowning if the diver panics or the emergency ascent
    procedure fails.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report where the swivel separated during a dive and caused the diver to
    ascend using the buddy breathing technique. No injury was reported.
    Description: The recall involves the HO110 Swivels sold as an aftermarket regulator component. There are no markings
    such as a date or production code embossed on the unit. Contact Innovative Scuba Concepts for information on where the
    recalled units were sold.

    Sold at: Specialty retail dive stores nationwide from January 2006 through March 2007 for about $40. They also could
    have been installed by a dive shop regulator technician.
    Manufactured in: Taiwan

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using regulators with the swivel attached and contact the dive store where purchased
    for a refund.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. at (800) 472-2740 between
    9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.innovativescuba.com.

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Phantom Braided High Pressure Hose Recall

    August 14, 2012

    Innovative Scuba Concepts distributes braided high pressure hoses under the “Phantom” brand name. We have been notified by the hose manufacturer that they are initiating a Consumer Products Safety Commission Recall for braided high pressure hoses that they manufactured during certain date code ranges listed below. The failure mode is that the hose can burst at the crimp fitting that attaches to the first stage. When this occurs breathing gas is let out of the tank at an uncontrolled rate and may result in severe injury or death due to drowning.

    Note this recall applies only to the specific 11Q3, 11Q4, and 12Q1 lots of double braided flexible high pressure SCUBA hoses that are intended for use with submersible pressure gauges (SPG). This recall does NOT affect other double braided low pressure regulator hoses, BCD inflator hoses, even those that have the same date code stamps as the high pressure hoses, and does NOT apply to any rubber hose nor to any Miflex brand hoses.

    Rather than wait for the CPSC recall to go into effect, and while only a small number of hoses have actually been returned with this defect, we are proceeding with an abundance of caution to notify all Innovative Scuba Dealers who may have purchased these hoses to check their inventory of Phantom High Pressure hoses as follows:

    1) Examine the high pressure hose male fitting that screws into the regulator first stage. The hex is stamped with a manufacturing date code (see picture below) . The following manufacturing date codes are subject to recall: 11Q3, 11Q4 and 12Q1.

    2) If your braided high pressure hose has any of the above 3 date code stamps immediately remove the hose from your inventory. To return the hoses for free replacement please visit our web site: www.innovativescuba.com and download the Return Authorization Form, fill it out and send it to us with the affected hoses. Or, feel free to contact us (see below) at any time.

    3) Contact any customers who may have purchased Phantom High Pressure hoses from you from August 1, 2011 until now and advise them to check the date stamp and immediately remove the hose from the tank if it is subject to recall. They too may visit our website and fill out the Return Authorization Form and return it to us with the affected hose for free replacement. Or they can contact us directly if they prefer. If consumers return affected hoses directly to you we will of course send you free replacements upon return of the hose(s) to Innovative Scuba Concepts, Inc.

    4) We are currently working with the manufacturer to determine when replacement hoses will be delivered and will let you know as soon as we have a firm delivery date.

    Contact Information:

    Innovative Scuba Concepts, Inc.
    6170 Lake Shore Ct.
    Colorado Springs, CO. 80915

    Phone: 719-597-2885, 800-472-2740

    Fax: 719-597-4150

    Email: warranty@innovativescuba.com

    Website: www.innovativescuba.com

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International Divers - BCD Overpressure values

    CPSC, Custom Buoyancy Inc. Announce Recall of Scuba Diving Devices
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Custom Buoyancy Inc. (CBI), of Torrance, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 7,700 overpressure valves (OPV) used with buoyancy control systems. The overpressure valve can stick in the open position, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

    CPSC and CBI have received three reports of the valves sticking open. No injuries have been reported.

    The recalled overpressure valve is installed on buoyancy control systems with the following brand names: Diving Unlimited International (DUI), International Divers, Ocean Management Systems, Rip Tide and Steam Machines. Brand names and logos are printed on the epaulettes and pockets. These buoyancy control systems come in two versions, a jacket style and a wings style. The date code, printed on an instructional label sewn to the buoyancy control system, is the first four numbers after the brand name abbreviation. The first two numbers indicate the month and the second two numbers indicate the year. The recall includes date codes from October 2000 through June 2001. Valves with an asterisk below the serial number are not involved in this recall.

    Authorized CBI distributors sold the buoyancy control systems with the overpressure valves nationwide from October 2000 through November 2001 for about $590.

    Consumers should stop using the buoyancy control systems with these overpressure valves immediately and contact the CBI dealer where purchased for a free replacement valve. For more information, consumers can contact CBI at (866) 790-5099 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at http://www.custombuoyancy.com/recall.asp.

    Diving Unlimited International (DUI) Inc., an authorized CBI dealer, recalled buoyancy control systems with these overpressure valves in December 2001.

    WHAT TO DO:
    If you have a BC that falls within the October 2000 through June 2001 manufacture date, you may send in your valve for a replacement.
    To see if your BC may fall within the recall, check your SERIAL NUMBER on your BC.
    By looking at the ID number, you can determine whether your BC may fall within the recall. IF YOU ARE UNCERTAIN, CONTACT US AT customer service or call (800) 257-2822.
    To send in your Over Pressure Valve for replacement, unscrew your valve from your BC, box it up with a letter referencing the recall with YOUR RETURN ADDRESS on the letter and mail it to us at:

    International Divers
    ATTN: OPV RECALL
    8121 Commonwealth Ave
    Buena Park, CA 90621

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Light and Motion - Underwater batteries

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jane Francis
    November 27, 1996 (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
    Release # 97-033

    Light & Motion Industries Announce Recall of Underwater Batteries
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Light & Motion Industries (LMI) of Monterey, Calif., is implementing a voluntary safety program for about 2,800 Source-12 Battery Packs used by scuba divers to power under water lighting systems. If the battery pack floods during the dive, the battery could overheat later while above water and catch fire. LMI has received two reports of Source-12 Battery Packs catching on fire several hours after use. No injuries have been reported. If consumers notice the battery has flooded during a dive, they should disassemble the battery's retaining ring and bulkhead to prevent a possible fire. The battery packs, measuring 7 inches long by 4 inches wide, are black with a clear top. This corrective action involves Source-12 Battery Packs with the following model numbers:

    800-0008
    850-0001 through 850-0011
    850-0013 and 850-0014
    860-0001 through 860-0006
    860-0008
    860-0018 through 860-0031

    Dive shops sold the Source-12 Battery Packs nationwide beginning in January 1990 for about $275. LMI also sold the packs directly to consumers. Consumers should stop using the Source-12 Battery Packs immediately and call LMI for free repair or upgrade information. Consumers can also return the batteries to the dive shop where purchased and the batteries will be sent to LMI. Consumers can reach LMI collect at (408) 645-1525 or email lmindustries.com for more information.

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Light and Motion - SunRay Mod Light

    Light & Motion Industries Announce Recall of SunRay Mod Light
    There have been a few incidences in which the light inadvertently turned on while unattended. It has been determined that if the light accidentally becomes partially flooded, it is possible for the light to turn on by itself. If the light turns on unattended, it is possible for the light to become hot enough to cause damage to property from excessive heat. If you suspect the light has been flooded, it is important to unscrew the silver bezel and remove the light bulb from the socket.

    Light & Motion is taking the cautious route and issuing a Safety Recall and is requesting that the lights be sent in for upgrading. Please contact the company to obtain an RMA number to facilitate the servicing. If you have customers that have purchased this light, please pass the information along.

    Description:

    Black plastic body with blue and white logo and silver bezel

    Measures 5.25 inches in length by 2.0 inches in diameter

    Light & Motion, 300 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA , 93940, ph 831-645-1525, email support@lmindustries.com

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Mares - SI TECH Drysuit Inflation Hoses

    Mares is recalling all SI TECH DRY SUIT inflation hoses supplied to MOBBY’s, THE PRODUCER OF MARES DRYSUITS that were sold between: June 1, 2006 - February 29, 2009, including the Dryfit, Icefit and Polarfit models.

    Mares has been informed by it's supplier that they have received isolated reports that the flow restricting insert may malfunction by dislodgment from the connection valve, potentially causing an obstruction of air flow. You must discontinue all diving activities with this SI TECH inflation hose until the removal of the flow restrictor has been accomplished by your local Authorized Mares Retailer.

    Options for sending in your SI TECH inflation hose for removal of flow restrictor:
    1) For more information, contact Mares Customer Service at 203-855-0631 or e-mail mares@us.mares.com
    2) Any Authorized Mares retailer can perform removal of flow restrictor

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Mares - Guardian Dive Computers

    Mares America Corp. of Norwalk, Conn., is recalling about 1,200 dive computers used to determine dive depth, dive time and other automatic measurements during scuba diving. Guardian dive computers can fail to function when water leaks into the battery compartment during a dive. Also, the computer can malfunction by not automatically switching on during a dive or the computer control buttons on the computer can fail to operate properly. These failures could result in divers suffering decompression sickness, which can lead to significant injury.

    The Guardian dive computer comes in two models, a wrist mount and a hose mount. The computer is about 3 inches wide and 3 inches long. It is black and gray with yellow buttons. "Mares" and "Guardian" are written on the frame of the computer around the screen. Selected Mares dive shops sold the Guardian computers nationwide from January through August 1997 for about $400.

    Divers should stop using the Guardian dive computer immediately and return it to their Mares authorized dealer to receive a free replacement computer. For more information, contact Mares America Corp. toll free at (800) 874-3236 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call any other time and leave a message.

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Mares - Nemo Air Computers

Thursday July 16th, 2009

    Mares is instituting a voluntary recall/safety upgrade of all Mares Nemo Integrated Computer Consoles.

    Mares has received isolated reports that the high pressure disconnect o-ring has failed causing a free flow of air. You must discontinue all diving activities with your Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console until getting a retrofitted o-ring by sending your computer and high pressure quick disconnect hose into Mares or by taking it to your local Authorized Mares Retailer.

    Options for sending in your Mares Nemo Air Computer for servicing:

    1) The affected Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Consoles can be sent directly to Mares for service at:

    Mares Service Center
    Attention: Repair
    1041A Swan Creek Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21226
    Phone: (203) 855-0631

    A Return Authorization (R/A) is required

    2) Any Authorized Mares retailer can service the Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console at their facility. Please call the retailer in advance to confirm they have the necessary information from Mares for completing the service on the Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console. For a list of the Authorized Mares Retailers in your area go to http://www.mares.com/dealers.php?type=dealers&region=ALL

    If you have any questions please contact Mares at (203) 855-0631 8am – 5pm EST Monday – Friday.

    If you no longer own the Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact Mares directly.

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Mares - Nemo Air Computers

Wednesday February 3rd, 2010

    Mares is instituting a voluntary recall/safety upgrade of all Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Consoles, Nemo High Pressure Hose with Quick Connector and the Nemo Quick Connector Assembly.

    Even if you had the retrofit o-ring installed as part of the last recall you are still effected by this recall.

    Mares has received isolated reports that the high pressure disconnect o-ring has failed causing a free flow of air. You must discontinue all diving activities with your Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console until getting a NEW Nemo Air Quick Connector Female Assembly installed by Mares or by taking it to your local Authorized Mares Retailer.

    Options for sending in your Mares Nemo Air Computer for servicing:

    1) The affected Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Consoles can be sent directly to Mares for service at:

    Mares Service Center
    Attention: Repair
    1041A Swan Creek Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21226
    Phone: (203) 855-0631

    A Return Authorization (R/A) is required

    2) Any Authorized Mares retailer can service the Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console at their facility. Please call the retailer in advance to confirm they have the necessary information from Mares for completing the service on the Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console. For a list of the Authorized Mares Retailers in your area go to http://www.mares.com/dealers.php?type=dealers&region=ALL

    If you have any questions please contact Mares at (203) 855-0631 8am – 5pm EST Monday – Friday.

    If you no longer own the Mares Nemo Air Integrated Computer Console, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact Mares directly.

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Nikon - Nikonos V Discontinued

    From Nikon:

    Nikon Corporation will stop making the NIKONOS-V camera body in the near future. Regional Nikon distributors and importers can be contacted for details as to when the product will be discontinued.

    A customer base of divers and underwater photographers have favored this camera since it was introduced in 1984.

    In light of relatively low sales volumes for this niche product in an age of growing operating cost-consciousness, however, Nikon determined that it could not continue to justify the cost and effort of specialized production required to manufacture it in small quantities.

    We are sorry for any problems that this may cause, and ask you to understand our need to make this decision.

    Nonetheless, Nikon remains proud and appreciative that the NIKONOS-V has enjoyed a long, distinguished product life.

    Although the company has no current plans to introduce new underwater photography products, we will continue to stay abreast of the market for next-generation underwater cameras.

    About NIKONOS-V interchangeable lenses and accessories

    Although Nikon will discontinue manufacture of the NIKONOS-V camera body, it will continue to supply accessories for the NIKONOS-V, including interchangeable lenses, speedlight, close-up outfit unit, etc., at least until the end of 2002. At a later date, the company will decide whether or not to continue offering these accessories in 2003 and beyond.

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Oceanic - Datamax Pro Plus

    Oceanic has recalled Datamax Pro Plus dive computer. The serial numbers of the affected dive computer are as follows:

    Oceanic Datamax Pro Plus: Serial #000100 - 001289

    Contact Oceanic or call an authorized Oceanic dealer to arrange factory servicing.

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Oceanic - DVT Regulators Quality Alert

    Dear Diver,

    We were notified by Oceanic of a Quality Alert on the plunger used in the DVT assembly on Oceanic first stages.

    The Quality Alert and affected DVT Plunger in no way poses a drowning hazard to the diver.

    Issue: In late 2012 manufacturing changed from a machined DVT plunger to an injection molded plunger. The change reduced the manufacturing cost of the part, and allowed for the use of different materials. The “translucent” plunger, which was used to produce of regulators and service kits from November 1, 2012 to May 14, 2013, was manufactured from a softer “translucent” material. While this material showed enhanced sealing properties during the qualification process, we received reports of the DVT plunger extruding during the tuning and testing phase of the assembly process.

    Oceanic has verified that if the 2nd stage purge button is not held long enough, and first stage is only partially depressurized prior to removal from the tank, air coming from the instrument console could back fill into the first stage and could cause the softer DVT plunger to extrude.

    Affect units: Any Oceanic regulator containing a DVT assembly manufactured between November 1, 2012 and May 14, 2013.

    No Aeris regulators were manufactured using the softer “translucent” DVT plunger.

    Both Oceanic annual service kits, containing the DVT plunger, manufactured between Nov 1, 2012 and May 14, 2013 were affected and need to be retrofitted. The date code on the kits is shown as (year/month/day), kits dated between 12/11/1 and 13/4/30 need to be retrofitted.

    Solution: Manufacturing change the DVT plunger material to a similar material as used in the production of the original machined plunger.

    To get your Oceanic DVT Regulator retrofitted, contact your nearest authorized Oceanic dealer.

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Oceanic - Excursion 2, Probe HLC, or Ocean Pro 1000D BC configured with the QLR3 Weight Pocket System

    Oceanic is recalling all Oceanic Excursion 2, Probe HLC, or Ocean Pro 1000D BC configured with the QLR3 Weight Pocket System sold until January 12, 2012.

    Click here to see if your weight pockets are part of this safety upgrade

    Oceanic has issued a safety recall because they have received isolated reports that BC’s fitted with the QRL3 type weight pockets unexpectedly released. Loss of your weight pockets can result in a rapid ascent resulting in injury or death. You must discontinue all diving activities with your Oceanic BC until the safety upgrade of the weight pockets has been accomplished by Oceanic, your local Authorized Oceanic Retailer or sending it back to us.

    1.      Stop using your BC
    2.      To receive the retrofitted weight pockets please fill out this fast and easy form and to receive your replacement pockets: www.oceanicww.com/QLR3
    3.      Inspect the fixed female buckles for damage – click here for instructions

    4.      If you are unable to complete the Oceanic form: you can call them at 510-562-0500, send a fax to 510-569-5404, or email Oceanic at service@oceanicusa.com

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Oceanic - CDX Regulator

    Oceanic is recalling about 24,700 pieces of scuba diving equipment that could leak air, possibly causing divers to drown.

    Oceanic USA, of San Leandro, has received six reports of air leaks, along with either noise or vibration, from their Oceanic CDX first stage regulators, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported.

    CDX regulators included in the recall have serial numbers 9200001 through 9205622, 9800013 through 9801711, 0200001 through 0213294, 0D0001 through 0D3046, and 9D0001 through 9D3273. They were sold with second stage regulators: Alpha 7, Delta 3, Gamma 2 and Zeta.

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Oceanic - BCD Power Inflator Recall

    Oceanic is recalling all Buoyancy Compensators fitted with the Reliant Style Power Inflator shipped between February 1, 2004, and June 24, 2004.

    The BCs with the Power Inflator affected are the following models:
    Chute 3
    Probe
    Isla
    OceanPro FX
    Flex
    Ocean Pro

    Oceanic has been informed by it’s supplier that they have received isolated reports of BC inflator mechanisms exhibiting continual flow of air into the BC after release of the power inflator button. This failure can lead to an uncontrollable ascent and cause serious life threatening injuries. You are urged to discontinue all diving activities with this BC until a retro fit of the inflator mechanism is accomplished by your local Oceanic dealer.

    Options for sending in your BCD for upgrade:
    1) The Buoyancy Compensators affected can be sent directly to Oceanic for repair at no charge.
    Address: Attention: Power Inflator Recall
    2002 Davis Street.
    San Leandro, CA 94577
    Phone: (510) 562-0500
    2) Any Authorized Oceanic dealer can install the replacement BC Inflator mechanisms at their facility.
    If you have any questions please contact our Repair Dept. at (800) 347-2822
    10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

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Oceanic - Versa Pro revision 2A Voluntary Recall

    Oceanic has received a report of two Versa Pro revision 2A units that displayed excessive Elapsed Dive Time while being used in User Selected Digital Gauge Mode. No injuries have been reported. The Elapsed Dive Time that the units displayed when they were operating in Normal Dive Computer Mode was accurate.

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Oceanic has initiated a voluntary recall of all Versa Pro revision 2A Dive Computer modules. Other revisions of the Versa Pro and other model Oceanic Dive Computers do not display the excessive Gauge Mode Elapsed Dive Time and are not included in the recall.

    Oceanic Versa Pro 2A Dive Computers subject to the recall are only the revision 2A units which have serial numbers 12000 through 18176 which is located on the side of the module and can be viewed if after the front button is depressed to activate the unit, it is held depressed until the Diagnostic Mode screen completes its countdown and the Serial Number screen appears displaying the module’s SN and software firmware revision (r2A). The unit will shut Off when released.

    You must discontinue further Digital Gauge Mode use of your Versa Pro 2A and take it to any Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or return it directly to the factory for an Upgrade to Versa Pro revision 2B. To locate an Authorized Oceanic Dealer closest to you, or instructions for returns direct to the factory, visit our web site at www.OceanicWorldwide.com.

    Should you have any questions, please contact our toll free Recall Helpline at (888) 854-4960 or locally at (510) 562-0500 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday Pacific Time.

    If you no longer own the Versa Pro revision 2A Dive Computer, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact us.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Sincerely,

    Oceanic Worldwide

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Oceanic - Atom 2.0 Dive Computer

    Oceanic is recalling all ATOM 2.0 Dive Computers with serial numbers 1 – 2079 that were sold between:
     August 1, 2006 – February 7, 2007.
    Oceanic has been informed by it’s supplier that they have received isolated reports that two Atom 2.0 dive computers locked into the Gas Switch-to screen and did not return to the Main Dive screen when the divers switched the units from Gas 1 to Gas 2 during dives when they were only using one transmitter and Pressure associated with Gas 2 was being provided by an Analog Gauge. You must discontinue all diving activities with this computer until a software upgrade has been accomplished by Oceanic, your local Authorized Oceanic Retailer or sending it back to us.

    Options for sending in your Computer for software upgrade:
    1) The Atom 2.0 Dive Computers affected can be sent directly to Oceanic for software upgrade at no charge.
    Address:
    Oceanic Worldwide
    Attention: Atom 2.0 Dive Computer Recall
    2002 Davis Street.
    San Leandro, CA 94577
    Phone: (510) 562-0500

    2) Any Authorized Oceanic retailer can upgrade the software at their facility.  Please call the retailer in advance to confirm they have the necessary software for the upgrade.

    3) Send it back to us:
    Scuba.com
    ATTN: Repairs
    1752 Langley Avenue
    Irvine, CA 92614
    Before you drop off or send in your repair to us make sure to fill out our Service/Repair Form

    If you have any questions please contact our Repair Department at (800) 347-2822
    10am – 5pm PST, Monday – Saturday. If you no longer own the Atom 2.0 Dive Computer, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact us.

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Oceanic - VT3 Dive Computer Safety Upgrade

    All Oceanic VT3 Dive Computers with serial numbers 1 – 3826 that were sold between:
    August 1, 2006 – July 10, 2007.

    Upon activating the Buddy Pressure Check routine after having previously checked their buddy’s pressure, the previous pressure value was still displayed instead of the message NOT AVAIL which is what should appear on the screen when the buddy is out of signal range when a check is performed.

    Oceanic is offering a free operating software Upgrade to all VT3 product owners to eliminate any inconvenience during activities involving Buddy Pressure Checks. The VT3 unit’s software will be upgraded to revision r1F.

    Owners of any VT3 unit with software revision 1A- 1E may download the Update Application and instructions from the Oceanic web site:
    Click here for Download

    The USB PC Interface Cable is required to perform the upgrade. If you do not own the Interface Cable, or are not comfortable with performing the procedure yourself, any Authorized Oceanic retailer can upgrade the software at their facility. Please call the retailer in advance to confirm they have the necessary software for the upgrade.

    Identifying Serial Number & Software Revision:
    To access/view the SN screen while viewing the NORM (or GAUG) SURF Main screen - -
    Simultaneously depress the A (right/front) and S (right/side) buttons 5 times (2 seconds each time).
    If Revision r1F is displayed, the unit’s software program has been upgraded and no further action is required.

    If you have any questions please contact our Repair Department at (800) 347-2822
    10am - 5pm PST, Monday - Saturday.

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Oceanic - FDX-10 and CDX-5 First Stage Regulators

    October 23, 2007– San Leandro, CA – Oceanic has been notified by its supplier (ROMI, Ent.) that they have received isolated reports of DX type Regulator First Stages exhibiting uncontrolled flow of air to the Second Stage.

    Evaluation has shown that a specific batch of HP (High Pressure) Seats contained material that can deteriorate and fail to properly perform its mechanical sealing (shut off) function, causing an uncontrollable free flow which could result in serious injury to or death of the user.

    In cooperation with the U. S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), ROMI is initiating a voluntary recall of all affected CDX5 and FDX10 (diaphragm) type First Stages.

    The affected First Stages include those that were shipped to Oceanic Retailers from the factory between May 1, 2006 and November 15, 2006. Other model DX type First Stages, such as the CDX, DXi, DX3, DX4, and TDX5, that received annual service between May 1, 2006, and October 22, 2007, may also be affected.

    NOTE: Due to the random nature utilized to assign SNs (serial numbers) to First Stages, there is only a small quantity of affected units within the large range of SNs. Since the extent of listing the actual SNs of all affected units would be impractical and not user friendly, Oceanic has created a data base on the OceanicWorldwide web site that product owners and retailers can easily access to determine whether a specific First Stage is affected and if it has received the retrofit.

    If you have an affected unit, you must discontinue further use of it and take it to the Oceanic Dealer where you purchased it, or a local Authorized Oceanic Service Center, for a component retrofit at no charge.

    If you no longer own the DX (diaphragm) type Regulator First Stage, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact us directly.

    WARNING: DO NOT CONTINUE USE of the Regulator First Stage until it receives a Retrofit. Only Authorized Oceanic Dealers and their trained service technicians must perform this Retrofit. Non authorized persons who attempt the Retrofit procedure risk voiding the product’s warranty and rendering the product dangerously unsafe for SCUBA use.

    Should you have any questions, please contact our toll free Recall Helpline at (888) 636-9390 or locally at (510) 562-0500 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday Pacific Time.

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Oceanic - OC1 Firmware Update

    March 2, 2010

    Important 1C Firmware Update from Oceanic.

    Units affected are the OC1 model containing version 1A or 1B firmware.

    In response to input received from those who have now experienced ownership and use of the OC1, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the OC1's operation:

    *** Eliminated premature entry into Decompression mode upon descending on NORM Nitrox dives.  This occurred when the dives were conducted after setting FO2 Gas 1 for Nitrox (a numerical value) followed by the M button being pressed to step back through the Plan Mode's Pre Dive Planning.

    *** Corrected Temperature displays that appeared only as 0 degrees on the Dive and Log mode screens when the associated dive was activated by the wet contacts upon descent while in Watch mode.  Temperature displayed as expected during other conditions.

    *** Inserted the far left digit of the Watch Countdown Timer which remained blank with Hour Format set for 24 Hour.

    *** Modified the Set Watch Daily Alarm and Countdown Timer, and Free Mode Countdown Timer, functions to make them to improve ease of access and saving of the selection.

    UPDATE PROCESS

    In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don't occur, you can upgrade your OC1's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C.02 using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program (version 2.2.7).  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

    For more information and to download OceanLog 2.2.7:

    http://www.oceanicworldwide.com/us/support-software/

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Oceanic - Pioneer Mask Recall

    April 11, 2011

    Oceanic has received consumer reports that the inner frame has been cracking, thus not allowing a seal causing your mask to leak. 

    Oceanic is giving you the opportunity to exchange your Pioneer Mask if it was purchased between: August 24, 2010 through April 11, 2011.

    For details or questions on how to exchange your Pioneer Mask please contact Oceanic at (800) 435-3483 x128, 8am - 5pm PST Monday – Friday.

    The affected Pioneer Mask can be sent directly to Oceanic at:

    Oceanic Customer Service
    2002 Davis Street
    San Leandro, CA 94577

    Toll Free: 1-800-435-3483 x128
    Outside US: 510-562-0500 x128
    Email: service@oceanicusa.com

    A Return Authorization (R/A) is required

    If you no longer own the Oceanic Pioneer Mask, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact Oceanic directly.

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OMS - BCD defects From OMS:

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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OMS - BCD Overpressure Valves

    From OMS:

    Important Product Safety Recall : Buoyancy Control System Overpressure Valve (OPV)

    In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

    OMS BC’s with the following serial numbers { located on the WARNING LABEL } :

    OM1200000 - OM1200085
    OM0101000 - OM0101229
    OM0201000 - OM0201269
    OM0301000 - OM0301159
    OM0401085 - OM0401319
    OM0501110 - OM0501509
    OM0601125 - OM0601351

    Molding variations in one component of the overpressure valve (OPV) used in the OMS Buoyancy Control Systems (BCS) could, in rare instances, prevent the OPV from sealing properly creating a potential drowning hazard. While this variation is not present in every OPV, we feel it may be difficult to determine in the field which OPVs are suspect. Please return the BCS overpressure valve to an authorized dealer for a free replacement OPV.

    Suspect overpressure valves may have a RED pull.

    New replacement OPV will have a BLACK pull.

    Instructions on replacing the OPV Assembly can be found in the FAQ's BC OPV

    If you require more information, call 845-457-1617

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OMS - Valve Cap

    Product Safety Recall : Part number V 112

    Attn: Dive stores and end users. This cap as shown in the Basic Valves page is under recall. Please take this cap out of service immediately as it can non-passively fail if over torqued.

    These caps will be replaced immediately at no charge by OMS upon receipt of the previous model V112 with a new "rounded cap"

    The new "rounded" cap is to be hand tightened, and has a 6mm Hex head for measured torqueing purposes (110 inch lbs).

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OMS - Wings

    Date: 12/9/2009

    OMS is recalling all Wings that were sold between:
    May 11, 2006 – December 9, 2009.

    With the below serial numbers:
    (The serial number is located on the warning label of the wing)

    06053339 ~ 06053388

    06091830 ~ 06091904

    07070481 ~ 07070483; 07070492 ~ 07070501; 07070506 ~ 07070520; 07076472 ~ 07076543

    06054948 ~ 06054997

    06091905 ~ 06091979

    07070793 ~ 07070892

    06054998 ~ 06055047

    06101980 ~ 06102029

    07020016 ~ 07020065

    06054848 ~ 06054897

    06102030 ~ 06102059

    07066023-07066062

    06054898 ~ 06054947

    06102060 ~ 06102109

    07060293 ~ 07060492

    06054723 ~ 06054797

    07049286 ~ 07049315

    07089466 ~ 07089615

    06054798 ~ 06054847

    07049316 ~ 07049390

    07070168 ~ 07070242

    06054519 ~ 06054618

    07049206 ~ 07049235

    07089816 ~ 07089965; 07086130 ~ 07086179

    06054369 ~ 06054518

    07049176 ~ 07049205

    07089616 ~ 07089765

    06068461 ~ 06068510

    07049236 ~ 07049285

    07080243 ~ 07080292

    06062400 ~ 06062449

    07042526 ~ 07042625

    07079366 ~ 07079465

    06067933 ~ 06067982

    07042496 ~ 07042525

    07080068 ~ 07080617

    06062920 ~ 06062969

    07042626 ~ 07042700

    06068083 ~ 06068107

    07042776 ~ 07042850

    06067983 ~ 06068032

    07042701 ~ 07042775

    06068033 ~ 06068057

    07056023 ~ 07056062

    06068058 ~ 06068082

    07066063 ~ 07066162

    06062820 ~ 06062869; 06062350 ~ 06062399

    07066263 ~ 07066362; 07066632 ~ 07066706

    06062770 ~ 06062819

    07066163 ~ 07066212

    06062300 ~ 06062349

    07066213 ~ 07066262

    06097048 ~ 06097247

    07066707 ~ 07066806

    06096847 ~ 06097046

    07066532 ~ 07066631

    06097247 ~ 06097446

    07066363~07066462; 07066807 ~07066881

    06097597 ~ 06097746

    07066467 ~ 07066531; 07066882 ~ 07066896

    06097447 ~ 06097596

    07079216 ~ 07079365

    06097747 ~ 06097946

    07076116 ~ 07076215

    06092110 ~ 06092209

    07086066 ~ 07086115

    OMS has issued a safety recall because they have received isolated reports that the sealing rings used in the OMS Wings had molding variations that could cause cracking or breaking of sealing rings. Failure of the rings can result in a rapid loss of buoyancy which could create a potential drowning hazard. You must discontinue all diving activities with your OMS Wing until the safety upgrade of the seal rings has been accomplished by your local Authorized OMS Retailer or sending it back to us.

    1. Stop using your BCS
    2. Contact your local OMS dealer or distributor for a no charge repair
    3. How do I find a nearby dealer?
    4. If you are a USA or Canadian customer access the OMS website (http://omsdive.com/dealerb.html) and input your zip code or if in Canada input your Province for the nearest dealer.
    5. If you are an international customer input your country for the nearest distributor.
    6. If you are unable to access the OMS website: you can call 845 692 3600, send a fax to 845 692 3623, or email OMS at recall@omsdive.com

    If you have any questions please contact Gina Hultslander or Cheryl Behr at OMS by phone 845-692-3600 or email recall@omsdive.com

    If you no longer own the OMS Wing, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact us.

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OTS - Full Face Mask - with serial numbers 9051284 through 100070954 that were sold from September 2010 through November 2010

    OTS is voluntarily recalling all Guardian Full Face Masks with serial numbers 9051284 through 100070954 that were sold from September 2010 through November 2010.

    OTS has received isolated reports that the Guardian visor has dislodged from the mask causing your mask to unsafely flood. Consumers should immediately stop using the diving masks and contact Ocean Technology Systems for instructions on conducting a test of the regulator and returning the masks for a free repair.

    Information for sending in your OTS Guardian Full Face Mask for servicing:

    The affected OTS Guardian Full Face Mask can be sent directly to OTS for service at:

    OTS Service Center
    Attention: OTS Recall
    3133 West Harvard Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    Phone: (714) 754-7848
    Email: OTSrecall@otscomm.com

    A Return Authorization (R/A) is required

    If you have any questions please contact OTS at (714) 754-7848  8am - 5pm PST Monday – Friday.

    If you no longer own the OTS Guardian Full Face Mask, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact OTS directly.

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OTS - Full Face Mask - with serial numbers 1 – 2079 that were sold before: August 17, 2009

    OTS is voluntarily recalling all Guardian Full Face Masks with serial numbers 1 – 2079 that were sold before: August 17, 2009.

    OTS has received isolated reports that the Guardian visor has dislodged from the mask causing your mask to unsafely flood. You must discontinue all diving activities with your OTS Guardian Full Face Mask until getting retrofitted visor claims by sending your Full Face Mask into OTS.

    Information for sending in your OTS Guardian Full Face Mask for servicing:

    The affected OTS Guardian Full Face Mask can be sent directly to OTS for service at:

    OTS Service Center
    Attention: OTS Recall
    3133 West Harvard Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    Phone: (714) 754-7848
    Email: OTSrecall@otscomm.com

    A Return Authorization (R/A) is required

    If you have any questions please contact OTS at (714) 754-7848  8am - 5pm PST Monday – Friday.

    If you no longer own the OTS Guardian Full Face Mask, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact OTS directly.

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PADI Recreational Dive Planners (RDP) - Inaccurate or Missing Numbers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 2003

    PADI recently issued a recall notice for certain Recreational Dive Planners (RDP). Errors by the printer caused inaccurate or missing numbers on these RDPs.

    While analysis of the problems shows that the risk of injury from errors is remote, for the sake of safety, we ask that you immediately check any RDP that you purchased or received during this period, against the product and production codes listed below. Please note not all RDPs shipped during the latter half of 2002 have printer errors.

    All RDPs included in this recall from June 2002 through January 2003, bear the printing mark "Printed in the USA" located on the backside upper right corner and contain a produce number and production code similar to the ones listed below. Only the tables with the following product number and production codes are included in this recall. In addition, if the dive table does not contain a production code it is not included in this recall. The product number and production code is generally located at the bottom right corner on the backside of the table. The product number and production code consist of a series of numbers and letters resembling Product No. 60049 XXXPDJ2. The product number and production code may be transposed on some tables.

    In checking the following production codes on your table, ignore the first three digits and only check the last four

    Product Number Description Production Code
    60049
    RDP, Enriched Air 32%
    Table, Imperial
    XXXPDJ2, XXXPDK2,
    XXXPDL2, XXXPDA3
    61049
    RDP, Enriched Air 32%
    Table, Metric
    XXXPDJ2, XXXPDK2,
    XXXPDL2, XXXPDA3
    60053
    RDP, Enriched Air 36%
    Table, Imperial
    XXXPDJ2, XXXPDK2,
    XXXPDL2, XXXPDA3
    61053
    RDP, Enriched Air 36%Table, Metric XXXPDJ2, XXXPDK2,
    XXXPDL2, XXXPDA3
    66054
    RDP, Table, Imperial
    English
    XXXPDJ2, XXXPDK2,
    XXXPDL2, XXXPDA3
    66055
    RDP, Table, Metric
    English
    XXXPDF2, XXXPDG2
    XXXPDH2, XXXPDI2
    XXXPDJ2, XXXPDK2
    XXXPDL2, XXXPDA3

    If you have an RDP with the product number and production code listed above, please return it to a PADI Dive Center or Resort for a free replacement. DO NOT USE THE RDP TO PLAN YOUR DIVES.

    In the United Sates and Canada, you may call our toll free number 866-698-0974. PADI supports and promotes diver safety, thank you for checking your RDP.

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PADI Recreational Dive Planners (RDP) - Table Misprint

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 2008

    PADI Americas recently discovered an error in some printings of the English language, Imperial EANx32 RDP . No other version of the RDP is affected. Although the risk of injury is exceedingly remote and no injuries have been reported, this table is being recalled.

    The affected Imperial EANx32 RDP has the following product number and product code (found in the lower right corner on the back of the table).

    Product No. 60049 Ver 1.2 (Rev 02/03) XXXPDK7

    The product code digits indicated by “X” may vary. The last four digits “PDK7” indicate a recalled table, irrespective of what the first three digits are.

    As a double check, on Table 3, check the 110 foot row under Pressure Group G. The table should indicate a Residual Nitrogen Time (upper number in white) of 13 and an Actual Bottom Time (lower number in green) of 12. If this box is blank, you have a misprinted table.

    Click here to see incorrect and correct table

    If you have an EANx RDP (product number 60049) with the production code of XXXPDK7 and/or a blank box where described, please return it to your PADI Dive Center/Resort or return it to PADI Amercia at the address below, as soon as possible. DO NOT PLAN YOUR DIVES USING THIS TABLE. Your RDP will be replaced with a new table at no charge to you. You may send your table to:

    PADI Americas
    Attn: RDP Recall
    30151 Tomas
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    When sending your table back to PADI Americas, please be sure to include the address where you want the new table shipped.

    In the United States and Canada, you may call PADI Amercias’ toll free number 800.729.7234 or 949.858.7234, extension 2011 for further information on this recall.

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Poseidon BCD Defects

    ATTENTION: Poseidon Dealers and Divers
    SAFETY RECALL

    A potentially serious defect has been detected in a certain production run of the Poseidon W50 Bladder used in conjunction with both the platform and BeSea model BCDs. This flaw deals with a weld in the internal air cell and it is possible that this weld could fail during a dive. Should this occur, the BCD will loose its ability to hold air and provide flotation and buoyancy control during a dive without warning, putting the diver at significant risk of serious injury or death.

    Both Poseidon Diving Systems and their US distributor, Waterproof Gear, Inc., are taking rapid action to correct this problem without any cost to the consumer. This defect only involves bladders identified by the lot #5445. The lot number is located on a tag permanently attached to the internal air cell beneath the zipper closure of the wing. The lot number is a 4 digit number located at the bottom of the tag to the left. Please see the graphic, and note the lot number underlined in red. These bladders did not enter the market until September 17, 2007, and any bladders sold prior to that date are not impacted and do not need to be checked. All bladders that meet the above description should be considered a serious safety risk to the diver, should not be used under any circumstances, and should be immediately returned for replacement.

    Although not every bladder in this lot is adversely effected by this defect, there is no way to tell which bladders are impacted. Therefore, every bladder identified from lot #5445 should be returned to an authorized dealer for replacement.

    Consumers who may have this product are directed to return the product to their local authorized Poseidon Dealer immediately. Do not dive with this product and do not attempt to analyze or repair any potential defect in the product yourself. The product must be returned for identification by an authorized technician who will return any affected units to the Poseidon Distributor for repair.If you have one of these W50 wings and do not have a local authorized Poseidon Dealer, contact Poseidon's customer service department for directions on returning your product for repair at 727-944-5675. All repairs will be completed without cost to the consumer.

    Poseidon and Waterproof Gear regret this unfortunate but unavoidable incident and wish to assure consumers that safety is the paramount concern. Poseidon constantly monitors their products and have aggressively moved to rectify this situation as soon as it became apparent. POSEIDON IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING CONSUMERS SAFE PRODUCTS WHICH ALLOW THEM TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF EVERY DIVE.

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Poseidon Cyklon Regulators

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 27, 1977
    Release # 77-131

    Safety Replacement Program
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 27)-- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Parkway Fabricators of South Amboy, N.J. today announce a voluntary part-replacement program of 2000 "Poseidon" brand "Cyklon 300" model regulators for SCUBA diving systems sold in 1974. The regulators manufactured in Sweden by Poseidon Industries AB, imported and distributed nationwide by Parkway Fabricators can be identified by the "Poseidon" brand name, the "Cyklon 300" model name and the following serial number ranges: 15024 through 16523 and 18050 through 18549. The brand name is embossed on the purge button and the serial number is located on the first stage of the regulator. The intermediate air hose on these regulators may become disconnected from its fitting due to a defect in the hose material. If the fitting disconnects while the unit is submerged, air flow to the diver would be cut off. Consumers are warned to immediately stop using these regulators. The company is providing free replacement hoses to all consumers who own one of the affected regulators. To obtain the replacement hose, consumers should write to Parkway Fabricators, # 1 Raritan Street, South Amboy, N.J., attn: Cyklon 300 Recall, and provide his or her name, address, telephone number and the serial number of the regulator. A replacement hose along with instructions for installation will be mailed to each owner. In addition, Parkway has sent direct notification to the approximately 80% of the purchasers of the regulators who have filed warranty cards with the firm. Parkway is also notifying its dealers nationwide and is providing them with posters to warn customers not to use the regulator until a replacement hose is provided. The firm is aware of approximately 20 instances when the intermediate air hose on the regulator has become disconnected from its fitting. However, no injuries have resulted to divers as a result of this problem. Consumers who require additional information should contact Ken Musiak, Parkway Fabricators, # 1 Raritan Street, South Amboy, N. J., telephone 201/721 -5300.If consumers are unable to contact Parkway Fabricators, they may contact CPSC at 800/638-2772.

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Promate Regulator Swivel

    May 31, 2007

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm
    named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop
    using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Swivel for a Scuba Regulator

    Hazard: The swivel, which is attached to a diving regulator, could separate while diving. This will result in a complete
    and sudden loss of the diver’s air supply, causing the diver to engage in emergency ascent procedures. This poses a risk
    of decompression sickness due to rapid ascent, and air embolism or drowning if the diver panics or the emergency ascent
    procedure fails.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report where the swivel separated during a dive and caused the diver to
    ascend using the buddy breathing technique. No injury was reported.
    Description: The recall involves the HO110 Swivels sold as an aftermarket regulator component. There are no markings
    such as a date or production code embossed on the unit.

    Sold at: Specialty retail dive stores nationwide from January 2006 through March 2007 for about $40. They also could
    have been installed by a dive shop regulator technician.
    Manufactured in: Taiwan

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using regulators with the swivel attached and contact the dive store where purchased
    for a refund.

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Scubapro G500 Second Stage Regulators

    Scubapro of Sturtevant, Wis., a division of Johnson Worldwide Associates Inc., is recalling about 1,800 G500 second stage regulators used in scuba diving. The VIVA control knobs on these regulators can detach during a dive allowing water to rush into the regulator, which could result in a diver drowning.

    Scubapro has received six reports of the VIVA control knob detaching from the regulator, two of which occurred during a dive.

    The G500 second stage regulators involved in this recall have serial numbers less than or equal to 13497450. The serial number is located on the bottom face of the exhaust manifold. These products were sold in diving specialty stores nationwide from March 1997 through June 1997 for around $300.

    Consumers should immediately stop using G500 second stage regulators involved in this recall and contact their local, authorized Scubapro dealer to arrange for a free replacement of the VIVA control knob. All other questions should be directed to Scubapro at (800) 467-2822. Under no circumstances should consumers dive with these regulators until they have been repaired.

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Scubapro MK20 Yoke & DIN Regulator Service Upgrade

    October 2, 2006

    The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Scubapro MK 20 First Stage Regulators
    Units: About 48,500 units
    Manufacturer: Scubapro USA, of El Cajon, Calif.
    Hazard: Over-tightening of the Yoke or Din retainer during annual servicing of these regulators could result in a stress crack and failure of the regulator. If this occurs during a dive, air supply could be interrupted, posing a drowning hazard.
    Incidents/injuries: No injuries or underwater incidents have been reported. Scubapro USA has received eight reports of units that failed after being serviced.
    Description: The recall involves first stage regulators that are marked with the Scubapro brand and identified as the MK20.
    Sold at: Authorized Scubapro dealers nationwide from January 1996 through December 2001 for about $260.
    Manufactured in: Italy and United States
    Remedy: Scubapro USA has been providing a service upgrade kit via the authorized dealer network since May 2005 which contains a Yoke or Din retainer that prohibits over-tightening during annual service. Consumers can easily identify if the service upgrade has been completed by counting the vents on the plastic saddle located on the regulator. If the service upgrade has not been completed, the consumer should bring the regulator to any authorized Scubapro dealer to have the service upgrade completed free of charge.
    Consumer Contact: For assistance in locating the nearest authorized Scubapro dealer or for more information, contact Scubapro USA toll-free at (800) 731-6685 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.scubapro-uwatec.com.

Scubapro X650 Performance Enhancement

    November 11, 2004

    11.650.000 X650 2nd Stage
    12.650.000 MK25/X650 Regulator System

    The Scubapro Research and Development Team has determined that the SCUBAPRO X650 regulator could achieve and even greater level of performance with the addition of a newly designed diaphragm.

    If your regulator was purchased before November 29, 2004 you need to bring your regulator into the Authorized Scubapro dealer for a free Performance Enhancement. You can see if you have all ready received the performance upgrade if you have the new decal that shows the X in X650 in blue color.

    For questions or further information you can contact Scubapro at 800-382-2211 Monday-Friday between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm PST.

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Scubapro/Uwatec Dive Computer Consoles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 18, 2002
    Release # 02-205
    Johnson Outdoors Inc. Hotline: (800) 382-2211
    CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188

    CPSC, Johnson Outdoors Inc. Announce Recall of SCUBAPRO/UWATEC™ Dive Computer Consoles
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Johnson Outdoors Inc., of Racine, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 1,700 SCUBAPRO/UWATEC™ dive computer consoles. The U-Line™ submersible pressure gauge that is part of the dive consoles can malfunction and display inaccurate pressure readings. Divers using the consoles could fail to decompress properly during a dive, causing decompression sickness.

    CPSC and Johnson Outdoors Inc. have received four reports of the pressure gauge malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

    Only U-Line™ submersible pressure gauges contained in UWATEC™ brand Smart PRO™, Pro ULTRA™, and Sport PLUS™ dive computer consoles are included in the recall. The consoles are mostly gray in color and the brand name "UWATEC™" is written on the front of each console. The pressure gauges are made in the U.S. and the computers are made in Switzerland. All of the recalled consoles have a test code that appears on the back of the gauge as follows:

    Test Codes:
    Tested - IL
    Tested - LL
    Tested - DM
    Tested - JL
    Tested - AM
    Tested - EM
    Tested - KL
    Tested - BM
    Tested - LL
    Tested - CM

    Aquatic sports, sporting goods and dive shops nationwide sold these gauges from January 2002 through May 2002 for between $500 and $700.

    Consumers should stop using the recalled consoles immediately and contact SCUBAPRO/UWATEC at (800) 382-2211 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.scubapro.com . Consumers should send the console to SCUBAPRO/UWATEC, Attention: Tech Services/U-Line PG 1166 Fesler Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, to receive a replacement pressure gauge.

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SeaCure - Sport Custom Mouthpiece

    Date: March 8, 2010

    SeaCure is recalling all Sport I, Sport II, and Sport III Mouthpieces that are being used on Atomic regulators (2005- present), Zeagle regulators (all models/years) or Cressi-Sub Ellipse regulators (all years). The SeaCure Sport Custom Mouthpieces with yellow inserts may be clear, blue or gray in color.

    The SeaCure Sport Custom Mouthpieces with yellow inserts were discontinued in 2006 and replaced by the SeaCure Hi-Flow Custom Mouthpieces.  At the time, it was SeaCure’s information that very few of the Sport units were left in retailer’s inventory.  However, SeaCure recently learned of three incidents involving two Sport models that were affixed to an Atomic regulator that was manufactured in 2005 or thereafter and to a Zeagle regulator. 

    Investigation of these incidents revealed a sizing problem with certain Sport custom mouthpieces and the Atomic, Zeagle and Cressi-sub Ellipse regulators.  In order to place the Sport mouthpieces with yellow inserts on these regulators, they have to be stretched to the point that the yellow insert could detach from the wall of the mouthpiece and move.  This has the potential to cause a problem for the diver because the movement of the insert into the second stage of the regulator could make breathing difficult.  If the mouthpiece does not contain a yellow insert, this is not a potential problem because you have the updated SeaCure Hi-Flow mouthpieces.

    1. Stop using these SeaCure Sport custom mouthpieces immediately if you have an Atomic regulator (2005- present), Zeagle regulator (all models/years) or Cressi-Sub Ellipse regulator (all years).

    2. Contact SeaCure for a free replacement Hi-Flow custom mouthpiece 800-428-9494
            Or email at recall@seacure1.com

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SeaLife - DC500 Camera
(This is not a recall this is a service upgrade)

    Date: 12/5/2005

    SeaLife's Engineering and Quality Control departments have resolved a potential problem related to the external flash accessory (SL960 or SL960D) not consistently firing when the DC500 camera is set to "External Flash" mode. Just like computer programs are updated from time to time, SeaLife improves the firmware for its digital camera models. Normally, you do not need to upgrade. Your camera should work very well, even with the very first firmware version.

    The firmware version which has experienced the above problem is 107PIE3 and was released on October 13, 2005.

    How do I know what firmware version I have?
    With the DC500, you can determine the firmware version by setting the camera to the Set-Up mode. Under the Custom tab, select the bottom right icon to display the current firmware.

    The new updated firmware increases the camera's flash output intensity when the camera is set to "External Flash" mode. The new firmware solution delivers double the light to the external flash sensor and effectively resolves the external flash firing issue.

    Click here to update to the most current version of firmware

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SeaLife - Mini II Camera Firmware Update
(This is not a recall this is a service upgrade)

    Date: 5/21/12

    All Service Partners A new firmware for the Mini II is now available at http://www.sealife-cameras.com/firmware Effective May 17th, all SL330 and SL335 cameras shipping from Pioneer include this new firmware version V1.03. The new Mini II firmware with improved underwater color correction and battery power indicator

    Simply click on the link on the webpage Download Mini II Firmware version 1.03 and the following instructions will launch

    Firmware Updating Procedure for SeaLife Mini II (SL330/SL335) UW Camera

    Click this link to download the firmware file: http://sealife-cameras.com/sites/sealife/files/firmware/DS9060M.bin

    Firmware installation instructions

      1. Click the above link and save the “DS9060M.bin” file to your desktop.
      2. Copy and paste the DS9060M.bin firmware file from your desktop to your memory card
      3. Insert the memory card into the camera.
      4. Push and HOLD the shutter button and power on the camera.
      5. The green status light will flicker and the camera will power on.

      Your camera is now updated and ready to use – ENJOY.

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Sea & Sea - AquaPix Camera

    Date: 4/7/2004

    Sea&Sea's Research and Development department of the possibility of a crack appearing in the battery compartment door of the DX-3100 Aquapix amphibious camera that may lead to water leakage. Although they have only received a limited number of these reports, even the remotest possibility of this condition appearing has prompted Sea&Sea to take affirmative and positive action and therefore they would like to request that you return your DX-3100 Aquapix to the following address for testing and any necessary upgrading if within these corresponding serial numbers.

    Corresponding Serial Numbers: 000000001 ~ 030204016
    Please call contact Dan Stoeckle at 1-562-498-3708 x 226 for a FedEx call tag

    Sea&Sea is constantly striving to increase the quality with the highest standard of its products and all of Sea&Sea's products are pressure tested before leaving the factory, their Research Department determined that the reported cases resulted from micro cracks, caused by physical stress after a certain period of time that, formed in the battery compartment door.

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Sea & Sea - Strobes

    Sea & Sea Underwater Photography (U.S.A.) Inc., of Carlsbad, Calif., is recalling about 7,000 underwater camera strobe lights, used as a light source for photography to replace the battery cap. If the strobe becomes flooded, gas build-up can cause the battery cap to forcefully eject off of the strobe or cause the front section of the strobe to violently separate from the back section. Pieces of the strobe can strike the user or others in the vicinity.

    The recall includes all model number YS-50 strobes. It also includes all model number YS-60 and YS-120 strobes with serial numbers beginning with 96 or 94. The serial numbers are written inside the plastic housing. They were sold in yellow, black and orange. Writing on the strobes includes, "Sea & Sea" and "Japan." Scuba dive centers and photography stores nationwide sold these strobes from February 1988 through March 1999 for between $500 and $800.

    Sea & Sea have received two reports of injury resulting from the strobes. The first incident, in the Caribbean, occurred when a repair technician had a tooth chipped as he was removing the battery cap. The second incident, in Japan, caused facial lacerations to a consumer when the strobe unit violently broke apart.

    Consumers should immediately stop using these strobes. Any strobe suspected of being flooded, which is indicated when the unit either stops working or is corroded, should be returned to an authorized repair center for repair. Sea & Sea is offering a free replacement battery cap with a vent that prevents the gas build up within the strobe.

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Sea & Sea - DX-860G Camera
(This is not a recall this is a service upgrade)

    Date: 1/5/2007

    Sea & Sea has had reports that a small number of DX-860G digital cameras, are not able to fire certain YS series strobes (YS-15, YS-25, YS-27, YS-90, YS-110) under the correct strobe pre-flash mode settings as outlined in the user manuals. The issue is caused by the camera’s on-board secondary flash firing at .30 seconds slower than necessary to fire the YS series strobes set on pre-flash cancellation. This issue is easily remedied with an updated firmware download. If the DX-860G camera does not fire the Sea & Sea YS series strobe and operate normally as per user manual please visit the link below and follow the update instructions to install the revised firmware.

    Click here to update to the most current version of firmware

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Sherwood/Genesis - BCD Power Inflator Recall

    Sherwood Scuba and Genesis Scuba have announced they are recalling several BCDs in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    Sherwood made the following statement about the recall:

    “A condition has recently been identified that may exist in recently manufactured Sherwood Scuba and Genesis Scuba Buoyancy Compensators (BCD) that requires immediate attention. The Power Inflator an certain model BCDs could, in rare instances, provide continuous inflation and expose the diver to potential injury if appropriate measures are not taken to operate the exhaust valve to control ascent. The condition is caused by a molding variation in a seal within inflator valve, and although this variation is not present in every Power Inflator, we are requiring that all BCDs manufactured within a limited time period be updated with new Power Inflator Valve assemblies. If you believe your BCD may be included in the group of affected products, discontinue use for diving immediately and contact your Authorized Sherwood or Genesis Dealer for a free upgrade or contact our toll-free number for assistance at 1-800-347-9766.”

    The recall affects the following Sherwood and Genesis BCs:
    Power Inflator Valves within the specified serial number range having either a black or gray colored Power Inflator Button. The updated Power Inflator Valve assembly will have a blue colored button. Buoyancy Compensator Power Inflators with a blue colored Power Inflator button are not affected by this notice.

    Sherwood - Silhouette, Magnum, Avid, Luna, Outback and Freedom models purchased after July 1, 2003 with a serial number between 90010001 and 90350167.

    Genesis - Cayman, Cobra, Athena, and Phantom models purchased after July 1, 2003 with a serial number between 90010001 and 90350167.

    Serial Number Location:
    See information label on the BCD entitled "Important Notice." Label may be inside or behind the BCD pocket.

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Sherwood/Genesis/Aeris - BCD

    Sherwood Scuba, Aeris and Genesis Scuba have announced they are recalling several BCDs in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

    Sherwood made the following statement about the recall:

    “It has recently been identified that molding variations in one component of the overpressure valve (OPV) used in Sherwood Scuba and Genesis Scuba Buoyancy Compensators (BCD) could, in rare instances, prevent the OPVs from sealing properly. Although this variation is not present in every OPV, and due to the difficulty in determining in the field which OPVs are suspect, we are requiring that all affected BCDs be updated with new OPV assemblies. Replacement OPV assemblies are now being supplied to Authorized Sherwood Scuba Dealers to facilitate this replacement.”

    The recall affects the following Sherwood and Genesis BCs:

    Sherwood - Silhouette, Magnum, Avid, Luna, Outback and Freedom models purchased after September 1, 2000 with a serial number between 21280001 and 22010740.

    Genesis - Cayman, Cobra, Athena, and Phantom models purchased after September 1, 2000 with a serial number between 21280001 and 22010740. Talon and ReCon models purchased after July 15, 2000 with a serial number between 20520001 and 22010740.

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Sherwood - Maximus Regulators

    Sherwood SCUBA LLC and CPSC announce recall of Maximus Regulators

    Sherwood made the following statement about the recall:

    "Sherwood has received reports of cracked, bent and broken second stage orifices of SRB5600, SRB5600D2 and SRB5600CE Maximus Regulators with the following serial numbers:
    SRB5600--K600001 through k611834
    SRB5600D2 --DK60000 through DK62000
    SRB5600CE --EK600001 through EK62000"

    The serial numbers are located on the top of the second stage case next to the mouthpiece. Authorized dealers sold these regulators from January 1998 through November 2000 for about $580 Consumers should stop using the recalled regulators immediately, and contact their nearest Sherwood distributor for a free repair. Repairs can be made at diversdiscount.com. For more information, contact Sherwood SCUBA at (800) 469-9929, or visit their website at www.sherwoodscuba.com. The CPSC is available at (301) 504-0580.

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Suunto D9 Dive Computer

    Suunto has found a software error in the first series of Suunto D9 dive computers. This affects all D9 dive computers with serial numbers 4xxxxxxxx – 450000699, software version 1.x.x – 1.2.4 including all units that have been sold prior to December 15, 2004. Although highly unlikely, the error may under certain circumstances cause the depth and time display to update slower than normal causing incorrect depth and time displays. Any potential problems are avoided by upgrading the D9 software to version 1.2.8. The software version can be verified using the Suunto Dive Manager. Please note that the transmitter unit has no problem and is not affected.

    Please take the following actions:
    •Do not dive with the Suunto D9 dive computer
    •Return the D9 directly to the Authorized Aqua Lung Dealer where you purchased the D9
    •Return the D9 directly to Aqua Lung via UPS or insured mail to:
    Aqua Lung
    Attn: D9 Retrofit
    2340 Cousteau Court
    Vista, CA. 92081
    Aqua Lung will update the software at no cost and return the D9 to you within two weeks after receipt. If you have any questions please call toll free 877-253-DIVE / 877-253-3483 and ask for Customer Service or contact your Authorized Aqua Lung Dealer. Aqua Lung apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Your safety is our top priority. Thank you for your understanding and thank you for choosing Aqua Lung.

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Suunto Vytec Dive Computer

    Despite an extensive pre testing program by Suunto and by independent divers all over the world, Suunto test program has found a software bug in the first series of Suunto Vytecs (products with serial numbers 205000-223700). It has been discovered that using Vytec´s SIMPLAN function may cause problems.

    Although diving without using the SIMPLAN function does not cause problems and all features of the instrument work then normally, Suunto wishes that all users contact their local dealer, which contact information you can find here at www.suunto.com or Suunto HQ tel. +358-9-875870 to have their unit replaced with a new unit. Please note that the transmitter unit has no problems and is not to be replaced.

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    Suunto D6 and D9 Safety Alert

      (DNW) - Suunto Oy today announced an important safety notice regarding its D9 and D6 diving instruments. This global decision involves D9 and D6 instruments that have been delivered to distributors and retailers, as well as product that has been sold to consumers.


      Quality and safety are paramount concerns for Suunto Oy. Our testing program for the D9 and D6 product by Suunto employees and independent divers all over the world has been extensive. Despite this, Suunto Oy has identified a software bug in the D9 and D6 instruments. The software bug may cause the D9 and D6 to incorrectly track dive time on rare occasions, potentially causing a risk to the diver.

      The products affected are:
      D9 serial numbers 62102582 and below
      D6 serial numbers 62103693 and below

      The software bug may activate when the D9 and D6 automatically recalibrate to keep the correct time, or the user manually updates the seconds in set mode. Suunto approximates that there is 0.6 % (a six-tenths of one percent) chance that the software bug may appear during a dive. When the dive time is incorrect, every fourth second is not registered in the dive time and surface interval time, i.e., dive time goes 25% slower than actual time and tissue loadings are recorded at 25% less than actual loadings. As a trained diver you understand that this could affect your decompression requirements and that the length of a dive is one of the key factors in determining those requirements.
      Even though the D9 and D6 will function correctly approximately 99.4% of the time during a dive, Suunto wants to eliminate the very small possibility of recording the dive time incorrectly. Therefore, Suunto is requesting that all D9 and D6 shall be returned for a software update that eliminates this issue. To date, there have been no known injuries related to this issue.

      Action that YOU should take

      Suunto strongly recommends that you should not use the D9 or D6 for diving without backup instrumentation before the unit has been updated with the latest software. Please bring your D9 and/or D6 to your nearest local authorized Suunto retailer for the software updated as soon as possible.

      Please contact your local authorized Suunto retailer – for contact information please visit our web site www.suunto.com You will then be advised on how to bring your D9 and/or D6 to the retailer for a software update. Once the retailer receives your D9 and /or D6 they will then forward your unit to the Suunto Service Center for the software update. You will be advised by the retailer the approximate turn around time that the process will take.

      If that is not possible or if you require any further details, contact the Suunto Help Desk at SuuntoD9-D6@nordictelecenter.fi To contact Suunto by phone, call toll free 1 800 543 9124 in the USA and Canada, or +358 284 1160 (international call rates are applicable) from all other countries.

      On receiving your D9 and /or D6 back, you will notice that there will be a small white dot on the rear. This identifies that the unit has been updated. As a complimentary service Suunto will at the same time replace your battery and perform a pressure test free of charge.

      Suunto apologizes for any inconvenience and we thank you for your co-operation

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Trident Scuba Diving Tank Valve Caps

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT: Kate Primo
    November 15, 1995
    (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
    Release # 96-020

    CPSC, Trident Announce Recall Of Scuba Diving Tank Valve Caps
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Trident Diving Equipment, of Chatsworth, Calif., is recalling approximately 500 screw-in DIN Tank Valve Caps. If tank pressure is 3000 psi or greater, the valve cap is not properly inserted, and the air valve is on, the valve caps may fracture and pop out of the air tank, causing injury. Trident is aware of one incident of injury where a valve cap allegedly popped off a tank and struck the consumer in the hand. The valve cap, Trident Model RP73, is intended for use on SCUBA diving compressed air tanks to prevent sand, dirt or dust from contaminating the area around the valve. The black plastic caps measure 1" in diameter and 1" thick. The hexagon-shaped caps can be tethered to tanks by a string attached to a plastic eyelet in the top of the cap. The valve caps were sold between January and June 1995 through Trident's catalog and at dive shops nationwide. The caps cost between $2.00 and $4.00 and were packaged in unlabeled plastic bags. Consumers who own model RP73 caps should call Trident at (800) 234-3483 for a free replacement cap.

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TUSA RS-670 Regulator

    Date: 12/14/2009

    TUSA is recalling their RS-670 Regulators with the below serial numbers:
    (The serial number is located on the 1st stage of the regulator)

    UR600022 - UR600029

    UR600031 - UR600103

    UR600637 - UR600676

    UR600708 - UR600716

    UR600737 - UR600776

    TUSA has issued a safety recall because they have received isolated reports about the loosening of a plug on the 1st stage of the regulator.  Failure of this plug may cause a high-pressure leak creating an unstable intermediate pressure. You must discontinue all diving activities with your TUSA RS-670 until the safety upgrade of this plug has been accomplished by your local Authorized TUSA Retailer.

    1. Stop using your TUSA RS-670 Regulator
    2. Contact your local TUSA dealer or distributor for a no charge repair
    3. How do I find a nearby dealer? Go to: www.tusa.com and click on “Find a Retailer”
    4. You can call 562-498-3708 or email TUSA at info@tusa.com

    5. If you no longer own this TUSA Regulator, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact TUSA at 562-498-3708.

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TUSA IQ-900 Zen Watch

Date: 7/27/2010

COMPUTER UPDATE NOTICE

SUBJECT: IQ-900 ZEN WATCH UPDATE

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS

For IQ-900 ZEN Watch Dive Computers to version 1D

EXPLANATION

In response to input received from owners and users of the IQ-900 ZEN, TUSA has corrected or modified the following items to improve the IQ-900 ZEN's operation:

  • Corrected premature auto reset of F01 from a Nitrox setting to an Air setting. This occurred without user action when Watch Mode was temporarily accessed after F02 was set for Nitrox.
  • Changed the No Deco Safety Stop Depth from 4.5M to 5M (metric units). This was requested to be in agreement with local training guidelines.

UPDATE PROCESS

Units affected are the IQ-900 ZEN model containing earlier versions of firmware. To check your computers firmware version, please consult the owner's manual.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don't occur, you can upgrade your IQ-900 ZEN's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1D using the IQ-900 ZEN Firmware Update program (version 2.0.1). The IQ-900-030 ZEN Series USB cable is required. There is no need to return the unit to TUSA.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized TUSA Dealer, or TUSA Customer Service by calling 800-482-2282 (8AM - 5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or send an email to info@tusa.com.

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TUSA IQ-950 Zen Air Watch

Date: 7/27/2010

COMPUTER UPDATE NOTICE

SUBJECT: IQ-950 ZEN AIR WATCH UPDATE

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS

For IQ-950 ZEN AIR Dive Computers to version 1B

EXPLANATION

In response to input received from owners and users of the IQ-950 ZEN AIR, TUSA has corrected or modified the following items to improve the IQ-950 ZEN AIR's operation:

  • Added EEPROM (memory) protection in the operating code to prevent data stored in the viewable Log from changing. This occurred after conducting NORM dives when data was first displayed in the Log as No Deco then upon access later it was displayed as being Deco and GAUG.
  • Changed the No Deco Safety Stop Depth from 4.5M to 5M (metric units). This was requested to be in agreement with local training guidelines.

UPDATE PROCESS

Units affected are the IQ-950 ZEN AIR model containing earlier versions of firmware. To check your computers firmware version, please consult the owner's manual.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don't occur, you can upgrade your IQ-950 ZEN AIR's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B using the IQ-950 ZEN AIR Firmware Update program (version 2.0.0). The IQ-900-030 ZEN Series USB cable is required. There is no need to return the unit to TUSA.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized TUSA Dealer, or TUSA Customer Service by calling 800-482-2282 (8AM - 5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or send an email to info@tusa.com.

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Under Sea Industries Regulators Recalled

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    October 1, 1979
    Release # 79-051

    Scuba Regulators Recalled
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 1) -- Second-stage scuba regulators which may pose a drowning hazard to divers are being recalled by their manufacturer, Under Sea Industries, Inc., in Compton, California. A second-stage regulator consists of the diver's mouthpiece and the "purge," which is a button used to clear water from the mouthpiece. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. An integral exhaust valve, which enables the diver to exhale, may dislodge from its proper position if the purge is depressed and the diver's tongue is blocking the mouthpiece. This can cause the regulator to flood. The unintentional application of silicon lubricant to the valve or valve seat during servicing is believed to cause the valve displacement. Approximately 800 of these regulators have been sold in diving stores nationwide at retail prices ranging from $90 to $150. The company previously notified its dealers and some consumers about the recall, but poor response has prompted this additional bulletin. The recall applies to the "SCUBAPRO" model 11-108-000 second-stage regulator and to model 12-103-000 and 12-010-000 regulator systems, which include the potentially defective valve. The model numbers appear on the packaging carton and the warranty card. Divers who have purchased these regulators or had them serviced between September 12, 1978, and April, 1979, should return them to any authorized "SCUBAPRO" dealer for free repairs. Dealers are listed in the "Yellow Pages" section of the telephone directory under the heading, "Divers' Equipment and Supplies." To verify model numbers, consumers may contact CPSC's toll- free Hotline 800/638-2772.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 23, 1977
    Release # 77-070

    Recall Of Scuba Regulators Announced
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Under Sea Industries of Compton, California today announced a recall of all Scubapro Mark VII and Pilot Mark VII scuba regulators produced since August 25, 1976. The regulators may contain a defective "O" ring in the first stage which could result in failure of the unit's audio warning device, or in a reduction in the air flow to the diver. In either event, there is a potential for serious injury or suffocation, according to the Commission staff. No injuries associated with these regulators have been reported to the Commission. Approximately 2200 regulators are being recalled. The Mark VII and the Pilot Mark VII retail for approximately $180 and $270 respectively. Consumers who have purchased one of these regulators since August 25, 1976 should return it to the place of purchase in order to have the "O" rings replaced free of charge.

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US Divers Regulators

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 9, 1977
    Release # 77-122

    Scuba Equipment Recalled
    WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 9) -- U.S. Divers Co., Santa Ana, California, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a voluntary recall of all of its scuba regulators sold after December 1, 1976. A very substantial number of regulators is involved. The regulators were distributed nationwide. The recalled regulators may have a potentially defective clamp ring which may cause unseating of the second stage regulator diaphragm. The second stage is that portion of the regulator which the diver holds in his mouth. The unseating of this diaphragm could result in the regulator being flooded with water and the air flow to the diver being cut off. The recalled scuba regulators were sold under the name of U.S. Divers and/ or the following model names: Conshelf XII; Conshelf Supreme; Calypso J; Calypso IV; Aquarius; Octopus; and Hookah. The model name and/or-U.S. Divers appears on the product on the purge button. Consumers are warned to immediately stop using these regulators. Consumers should return them to an authorized U.S. Divers dealer for free replacement of the clamp ring. Consumers who require additional information should contact U.S. Divers Co., Customer Service Department, 3323 West Warner Avenue, Santa Ana, California 92702 (714/540-8010).

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UWATEC Aladin Air X Nitrox

    IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Office of Information and Public Affairs
    Washington, D.C.

    UWATEC AG Announce Recall of 1995 Aladin Air X NitrOx Dive Computers WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), UWATEC AG, of Hallwil, Switzerland, is voluntarily recalling about 390 dive computers manufactured in 1995 and sold under the model name Aladin Air X NitrOx . Software in the dive computers may inaccurately calculate desaturation times, resulting in possible decompression sickness under aggressive dive conditions. UWATEC AG has received five reports of decompression sickness allegedly associated with the use of the 1995 dive computers. This recall involves Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers manufactured in 1995. The manufacture date is located on the back of the dive computer, in the lower right hand corner. The date code reads the number of the month followed by a decimal point and the year, for example, "01.95." The dive computers are blue and black with the words "Aladin" and "NitrOx" printed across the front. Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers with date codes other than "95" are not included in this recall. Scuba diving stores sold the dive computers nationwide from July 1995 through March 1996 for between $950 and $1,200. Consumers should stop using these dive computers immediately and contact UWATEC for a free replacement. Consumers will receive the current model, Aladin Air Z Nitrox. For more information, consumers can contact UWATEC toll-free at (800) 806-0640 anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.uwatec.com Identifying affected computers. UWATEC is conducting a voluntary recall of the Aladin Air X Nitrox dive computer manufactured in 1995. You can determine if you have one of these units by turning the computer over and looking for the test date in the lower right hand corner. The affected units will have the number of the month followed by a decimal point and the number 95. If the test date is a year other than 1995, your dive computer is not included in this recall. For safety reasons, we ask that you stop using the 1995 dive computer immediately.

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Viking - SI TECH Drysuit Inflation Hoses

    Viking is recalling all SI TECH Drysuit inflation hoses that were sold between: June 1, 2006 - February 29, 2009.

    Viking has been informed by it's supplier that they have received isolated reports that the flow restricting insert may malfunction by dislodgment from the connection valve, potentially causing an obstruction of air flow. You must discontinue all diving activities with this SI TECH inflation hose until the removal of the flow restrictor has been accomplished by your local Authorized Viking Retailer.

    Options for sending in your SI TECH inflation hose for removal of flow restrictor: 1) Any Authorized Viking retailer can perform removal of flow restrictor

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Viking - Valves

    Trelleborg Viking, Inc., Portsmouth, New Hampshire has announced the recall of all Viking rotating intake valves marked ME2, MK6, ML7, NA1 purchased by consumers in North America between Sept. 1, 1998 - Sept. 1, 2000. Subject valves can be found in suits or separate as spare parts. A potentially hazardous problem may exist with the valve swivel base being brittle due to overheated compound after molding interruption. This has caused the swivel base to crack with the result that the valve can leak or fall off. If this occurs during diving, use of the subject rotating intake valve could be dangerous to the safety of the diver.

    All consumers owning or having use of the subject rotating intake valve are warned not to dive with mentioned valve. Failure to heed this warning may result in serious injury or death to the user. Inlet valves for replacement will be delivered free of charge. Trelleborg Viking Inc. will pay all shipping costs. Subject valves are marked ME2, MK6, ML7 and NA1. The marking will appear when detaching the valve from the suit. The production identification is stamped on the swivel valve base, facing the suit surface.

    For further information please call Trelleborg Viking, Inc. hotline at: 800-344-4458

    Outside Canada and the US call Trelleborg Viking Sweden at: +46-411-67940

    For replacement instructions for Viking dry suit intake valves see: www.vikingdiving.com

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XS Scuba - Miflex Hose

    XS Scuba is voluntarily recalling all Miflex High Pressure Hoses and Miflex 2 Gauge Dive Consoles purchased from May 2009 until April 23, 2012.

    There have been reports of the hoses rupturing, reducing the available air supply to the diver and posing a drowning hazard. You must discontinue all diving activities with your XS Scuba Miflex High Pressure Hose or Highland Miflex 2 Gauge Dive Console until contacting XS Scuba to get the new retrofitted hose.

    If you have an affected XS Scuba Miflex High Pressure Hose or a Highland Miflex 2 Gauge Dive Console please go to http://www.xsscuba.com/miflex-safety-recall.html for instructions on getting your free replacement.

    If you have any questions please contact XS Scuba at 888-249-5404 8am - 5pm PST Monday – Friday or email them. If you no longer own the XS Scuba Miflex High Pressure Hose or a Highland Miflex 2 Gauge Dive Console, please forward this letter to the new owner or have them contact XS Scuba directly.

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Zeagle - First Stage Regulators

    Zeagle systems, Inc. is recalling 931 first stage Scuba regulators shipped between January 20, 2003 and May 19, 2003.

    The first stage regulators affected are the following models:

    FlatHead Six s/n F001391 to F001476
    50D s/n B003315 to B003652
    DS-IV s/n A001352 to A001571
    Envoy s/n C001117 to C001403
    The serial numbers are stamped on each first stage body.

    Zeagle regulators that have been serviced since January 20, 2003 may also be affected.

    WHY:

    These first stage regulators may have a defective high-pressure seat (Zeagle part # 341-0108-FA) that could cause the first stage to over pressurize causing the second stage to free-flow. If left pressurized and not purged or breathed on the first stage high-pressure diaphragm may fail making it impossible for the diver to breathe from the regulator. This type of failure is most likely to occur upon initial pressurization of the regulator and is unlikely to occur underwater.

    The seat in question is BLUE in color, other color seats are not affected.

    Zeagle will replace any unused Blue seats you may have in service kits at no charge by calling Zeagle customer service department.

    Any regulators that have been received with these seats and any that have been serviced since January 20, 2003 using the blue seats will require that the seat be changed. Zeagle will provide all necessary parts to change the seats. The parts kit will include the new seat with O-ring and the high-pressure diaphragm.

    WHAT TO DO:

    Option 1) The regulators affected can be sent to Zeagle for repair at no charge.

    Option 2) Authorized Zeagle dealers can install replacement seat at their facility. Zeagle will furnish parts and procedures required to repair these regulators and will issue a credit of $7.50 for each seat replaced by the dealer under this recall.

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