RECALLS part 2
Not a whole list but just what NJCDC has
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June 22, 2006 - Oceanic Recalls
Digital Dive Computer Due to Decompression
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
Name of Product:
Versa Pro 2A Digital Dive Computer
Units: About 6,100
Manufacturer: Oceanic, of San Leandro,
Hazard: When using the dive computer set for
'User Selected Digital Gauge Mode', the
'Elapsed Dive Time' displayed can exceed the
actual elapsed time under water. This can
cause divers to ascend before fulfilling a
decompression obligation, resulting in
Incidents/Injuries: Oceanic has received one
report of the dive computers malfunctioning.
No injuries have been reported.
and Models: The recall involves
Oceanic-brand Versa Pro 2A dive computers
with serial numbers 12000 through 18176
which can be accessed and viewed on the
computer's display. The serial number and
?r2A? are printed on the side of the unit.
This recall does not include any other
Oceanic brand dive computer, or Versa Pro 2A
while operated in normal decompression dive
Sold at: Authorized Oceanic dealers sold
Versa Pro 2A digital dive computers
nationwide from March 2003 through April
2006 for between $430 and $640.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the
recalled digital dive computers and take
them to any Authorized Oceanic Dealer to get
a free replacement Versa Pro 2B.
Consumer Contact: For more information,
contact Oceanic toll-free at (888) 854-4960
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through
Friday. Consumers can also e-mail the firm
or write to: Oceanic, 2002 Davis Street, San
Leandro, Calif. 94577.
June 9, 2006 Suunto
Oy today announced an important safety
notice regarding its D9 and D6 diving
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
The software bug may cause the D9 and D6 to
incorrectly track dive time on rare
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
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
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.f i 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
Suunto apologizes for any inconvenience and we thank
you for your co-operation.
Aqua Lung | 2340
Cousteau Ct. | Vista | CA | 92081
June 7, 2006 - Release #06-177 -
Scubapro(r) X650 Diving Regulators Recalled for
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
Name of Product: Scubapro(r) X650 Second Stage
Regulator Units: About 670
Manufacturer: Scubapro(r) with global headquarters
located in El Cajon, Calif.
Hazard: A manufacturing error could cause the main
housing of some regulators to change shape over time,
which could cause the cover and diaphragm to become
dislodged. If this occurs, air flow will be
interrupted and the regulators will no longer
function, posing a drowning hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The recall involves some X650
second stage regulators. All X650 second stage
regulators are clearly marked with a blue capital "X"
next to the numbers "650" in white. Affected
regulators have a visible bump located on the right
side of the unit between the letter "C" and where the
mouthpiece attaches to the regulator body.
Sold at: Authorized Scubapro(r) dealers in the U.S.
from June 2005 through May 2006 for between $400 and
$670. Manufactured In: Genova, Italy
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product
immediately and contact Scubapro(r) to determine if
they have an affected second stage regulator. If so,
they will receive a free replacement regulator. The
company is contacting registered owners of the product
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact
Scubapro(r) at (800) 808-3948 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their Web site
Firm's Media Contact: Cynthia Georgeson at (262)
To see this recall on CPSC's web
site, including a picture of the recalled product,
please go to
May 3, 2006 –
Worldwide Announces Voluntary Recall of
Versa Pro revision 2A Dive Computers
San Leandro, CA – In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Oceanic Worldwide of San Leandro,
California, is voluntarily recalling Oceanic
Versa Pro revision 2A Digital
Dive Computers. While operating in the User
Selected Digital Gauge Mode, displayed
Elapsed Dive Time can be in excess of actual
elapsed time. Oceanic has received a report
of two Versa Pro revision 2A units that
experienced the offset time displayed while
operating in User Selected Digital Gauge
Mode. No injuries have been reported.
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.
Authorized Oceanic dealers sold Versa Pro 2A
modules, that were manufactured between
March 21, 2003, and February 7, 2005, in
wrist and console mount configuration during
March 2003 through April 2006 for between
$429 to $639, depending on the configuration
with other instruments.
Consumers should immediately discontinue
further use of Versa Pro 2A Dive Computers
for User Selected Digital Gauge Mode
operation (as a Depth Gauge/Timer) and take
it to any Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or
return it directly to the factory for an Upgrade to
Versa Pro revision 2B.
Locate an Authorized Oceanic Dealer closest
Instructions for returns direct to the
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
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
4-18-06 RECALL NOTICE -
900 POWER INFLATOR
Models with date stamp “00/0” and “05/1”
Stop Diving BCs From AMER-SEA and Life-Guard Systems
VERY IMPORTANT ***** TAKE ACTION
“90 degree” POWER INFLATOR VALVE POTENTIAL OF CRACKING AND OR BREAKING.
POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING
Several 900 inflators have broken while in use. This creates the
serious potential for letting the air out of the diver’s tank
and potentially serious injury or death.
Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
The recall 900 inflators are from two (2) production runs
with date stamps “00/0” and “05/1”. Date stamp details are on
The mouth piece is positioned (90 degrees) from the body
of the inflator.
The mouth piece is located on the opposite side of the
body from the Low Pressure hose connection. DATE STAMP
Identify the recall inflators by removing the mouthpiece and
locating the date stamp Pictures of the recalled 900 inflator
Remove the rubber mouthpiece to expose the date stamp located on
the rigid section of themouthpiece.
Replace all 900 inflators that have date stamps. 00
and 05 with arrows pointing up as shown. 00 Date-stamp center numbers with arrow pointing up
to 0 05 Date StampCenter numbers with arrow pointing up to Recall “date stamp”
number 00 and 05
900 Low Pressure hose connection - Do NOT return your
inflator if it is this model.
The 450 (45 degree) model is NOT included in this recall.
The 450 model will be the replacement for all properly
returned recalled 900 models.
What to do? Notify your
Amer-Sea® customers to NOT DIVE until they confirm their date
stamp is okay.
REPLACE THE RECALL UNITS NOW - DO NOT DIVE THE 900 MODEL
unless date stamp is okay.
Notify us when you need replacements so we can send them to you.
We are very sorry to have to announce this product recall.
Obviously it is an important safety issue which needs to be
addressed. You will see a notification from The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission soon.
You have been good customers and we want to continue to
give you the best possible service.
Please let me know if there is any thing I can do for you.
Mike Curry, President, Hughco Industries, Inc.
• Contact us: Hughco Industries, Inc. email
352-369-8298 800-269-9833 fax
September 2, 2005 CPSC, Aqua Scout
Announce Recall of Aqua Scout Water Scooters
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm
in cooperation with the CPSC. Customers should stop using the product
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Aqua Scout Water Scooters
Units: About 475
Importer: MyDigitalDiscount.com Inc. / Aqua Scout, of Minetto, N.Y.
Hazard: Hydrogen gas can build up in the battery compartment and cause
the battery cover and the battery package to forcefully expel from the
product, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: Aqua Scout has received five reports of the battery
cover and/or the battery package being expelled from the water scooter,
including two reports of minor injuries such as lacerations and bruising.
Description: The Aqua Scout Water Scooter is a hand-held, battery-powered
product used to propel swimmers through the water. The product has a
yellow or red plastic enclosure, a black plastic handle and propeller.
There is no model numbers or brand name written on the scooter.
Sold at: Online at the Aqua Scout Web site and through eBay from May
2005 through July 2005 for about $120. Manufactured in: China Remedy:
Consumers should stop using the recalled water scooter immediately and
return it to Aqua Scout for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Consumers have been contacted directly by Aqua Scout.
For additional information, contact Aqua Scout via e-mail at
telephone at (315) 343-0369 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, or visit the Aqua Scout Web site at
8/31/05 - Aftermarket Swivel for AGA/Interspiro Divator MKII Full
Face Mask -
M&J Engineering Voluntary Recall of SW-3000 2nd Stage Swivel
with Stamped date of 01/04 to 02/05 M&J Engineering voluntarily conducted the
following product safety recall. Consumers should stop using the product
immediately and contact M&J Engineering.
Name of Product: Swivel SW-3000
Products Affected: All SW-3000 Swivels that are stamped with the
manufacturing date of 01-04 thru 02-05 Manufacturer: M&J
Hazard: The Swivel has the potential to become unscrewed while in use
and at depth on the Interspiro Mask. This recall is for the AGA Nut and
Washer only. It has come to our attention that there is a defect in the
washer. The washer is too thick for the spec range and has the potential
to lock against the nut while under pressure. While the insert is locked
against the washer it has the potential to act as a ratcheting affect and
will back the swivel nut off of the regulator.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been a few incidents that have been
recently brought to our attention that the swivel in the above described
dates have unscrewed from the face mask while at depth. There have been no
reports of injury. Description: The recall involves all SW-3000 2nd
stage 360-degree swivels with the stamped manufacturing date of 01/04 thru
02/05. The Stamp is marked on the Swivel body underneath the Patent
number. How to Identify the Problem:
To identify which swivels are potential problems please conduct the
following steps. Screw the swivel onto the mask 2nd stage regulator. Hand tighten the
swivel until it is snug. The Swivel should be able to move in and out,
pushing the ball of the swivel in towards 2nd stage regulator. It should move
approximately 20-30 thousandths of an inch, (.020 to .030) or the approx
thickness of 2-3 business cards. The Swivel should also rotate inside the
body of the regulator smoothly with very little resistance. This is
natural resistance from the o-ring inside the regulator body. If there is
movement in and out and the swivel is free moving inside the body of the
regulator proceed to the next step. If there is no in and out movement
or the Swivel locks tight when screwed down, STOP use of the swivel
IMMEDIATELY and refer to Remedy below. Next connect the system to an
air tank. Apply standard pressure to the system as if you would normally
do during your pre-dive check. Hold the hose and the mask. Move the mask
around in a circular motion as to imitate the normal movement of your head
while you are underwater. After you have done this at least five (5) times
stop and check the swivel nut to see if it as backed of any. You will be
able to thread the swivel down some. While the system is charged with air
you will still be able to thread the swivel down if any movement has
occurred. If the swivel has moved at all STOP use of the swivel IMMEDIATELY and
refer to Remedy below. This is the swivel must have the washer
replaced. Sold at: Diving Stores Throughout the USA.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: The washer will be replaced by manufacturer free of cost. In
some instances it maybe necessary to replace the AGA Nut. If this is
necessary the manufacturer will do so free of charge. Please send all
SW-3000 AGA Swivels within date range stated above to M&J Engineering for
replacement. All products must have a RM# Prior to acceptance. If there
are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. Consumer
Contact: For more information, contact M&J Engineering (858) 748-9442
Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm PST or through our website firstname.lastname@example.org
March 22, 2005 - Kirby Morgan Subject: Regulator
assembly Part # 505-069
Regulator Body, Part # 545-080
Products Affected: Kirby Morgan helmets and BandMasks
Correct position - Caution Notice # 1 of 2005
We have discovered an inconsistency with some of our regulator
assemblies P/N 505-069 that were manufactured between January 1, 2005 to
March 1, 2005. The tube that holds the inlet valve and lever arm on some
of these units in this batch are misaligned and consequently the lever arm
sits offset. This offset if large enough will not allow the lever to
travel smoothly and may increase the inhalation effort. Regulators that
have this configuration should be taken out of service and not used until
they have been replaced. Figures on
In Fig.1 note the parallel line drawn that represents the horizon. The
roller lever’s correct position is parallel to that.
In Fig.2 note the parallel line drawn that represents the horizon. The
roller lever is out of position at an angle that exceeds three degrees.
Note that some regulators may have roller levers that appear to be out of
alignment by one or two degrees. This is within acceptable tolerances and
performance and these regulators do not need to be returned for
discover that you have any of these products with the offset lever arm or
inconsistent tube spacing, please send them back to KMDSI and we will
replace them at no charge to you as soon as possible. If you have helmets
and/or bandmasks with this incorrectly assembled regulator and you have an
Authorized KMDSI Technician available, please remove the regulator and
return it for replacement. We have corrected this situation and do not
anticipate any further inconsistencies.
Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Document # 050322001
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc.
1430 Jason Way, Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: 805/928-7772 Fax: 805/928-0342
February 23, 2005 Release # 05-121
Firm's Hotline: (800) 338-9143
Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Cressi-Sub Announce Recall of SCUBA Buoyancy
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following
recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should
stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product:
Cressi-sub Buoyancy Compensators
Units: About 1,000
Cressi-sub USA, of Westwood, N.J.
Cressi-sub S.p.A., of Genoa, Italy.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
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.
Authorized dive shops nationwide and at various Web sites from January
2003 through September 2004 for between $400 and $700.
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.
For more information or for a list of authorized dive shops, consumers can
call Cressi-sub at (800) 338-9143 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday
To view this
recall online, go to our website at:
December 22, 2005
Suunto D9 Dive Computers - SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING SUUNTO D9 DIVE
COMPUTERS -- these were sold in the UK.
Suunto production tests have found a software fault in the first series of
Suunto D9 computers (products with serial numbers 4xxxxxxxx - 450000699,
software version 1.x.x - 1.2.4). Suunto advice is that the above numbered D9
computers are not dived with before a software update has been made.
Although highly unlikely, the fault may under certain circumstances cause the
depth and time display to update slower than normal. Any potential problems
are avoided by upgrading the D9 software to version 1.2.8. There have been no
reports of users experiencing this fault.
In total less than 40 D9 have been supplied to UK dealers, all with the
software fault. Suunto UK knows all the end users - mostly dive professionals
-and every one has already been contacted to arrange the software upgrade.
This upgrade will be done at Suunto UK office.
Any other UK owner of a D9 that needs the software upgrade is advised to also
send it directly to Suunto in UK. The upgrade service will be operational from
10 January. Turnaround will be quick, with the upgrade done by reprogramming
the D9's flash memory.
The first UK shipment of D9 available for public sale, with the updated
software, is expected to be available in dealers before end January.
Suunto Diving & Marine UK Unit H Farringdon Business Park Lower Farringdon
Alton, Hampshire GU34 3DZ
Matt Sydenham, Customer Service Manager
Tel: 01420 587272 Fax: 01420 587225
December 9, 2004 - CPSC, SCUBAPRO Announce
Recall of Converter Kit
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in
cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Converter for Air 2 Alternate Inflation Regulator
Manufacturer: SCUBAPRO of El Cajon, CA
Hazard: An insufficient bond may cause a break in the converter coupling
which could impact the diverâ€™s ability to control buoyancy.
Incidents/Injuries: One incident with no reports of injuries.
Description: This alert is only for consumers who dive with an Air 2
Alternate Inflation Regulator on a NON-SCUBAPRO buoyancy compensator.
Divers who use the Air 2 on a SCUBAPRO buoyancy compensator are not affected
by this alert.
Sold by: Authorized SCUBAPRO dealers nationwide from October 8, 2003 through
August 30, 2004 for approximately $7.75 or included in the Air 2 package
beginning December 19, 2003 through August 30, 2004.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers who dive with an Air 2 Alternate Inflation Regulator on a
NON-SCUBAPRO buoyancy compensator should immediately stop use and contact
SCUBAPRO. They will be instructed to take their buoyancy compensator with
the Air 2 intact to their authorized SCUBAPRO dealers for a free
Consumer Contact: (800) 382-2211, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 AM and
5:00 PM PST or
go to www.scubapro.com
September 2004 -- OMS 200 & 300 Bar Rotating
Cross Bar Manifold
Undersized O-Rings installed on the cross bar of the 200 and 300
Bar Versions of the OMS Rotating Cross Bar Manifold could, in certain
instances, cause a slow leak or an immediate loss of gas from the SCUBA
Cylinders creating a potential drowning hazard. While this variation may not
be present in every Manifold, we feel it may be difficult to determine in
the field which Manifolds are suspect. If you have in your possession an OMS
Rotating Cross Bar Manifold as pictured, please return it to an authorized
dealer for refitting of O Rings. Suspect manifolds have a rotating cross bar
with (3) O
Rings per side.
NO OTHER OMS VALVE PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL.
be returned to:
Your OMS dealer or OMS
By US mail: PO box 146 Montgomery NY 12549
By other shipping means: 1625 Route 211 East Middletown, NY 10941
Your valve will be returned to a local OMS dealer for proper installation.
For more information, Email:
email@example.com Or call 845-692-3600
September 2, 2004 Release # 04-210
Firm's Hotline: (888) 854-4960
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Pelagic Pressure Systems Announce Recall of
SCUBA BC Inflators
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with
the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Oceanic-brand Reliant Buoyancy
Inflators and AERIS-brand AW3 BC Inflators Units: About 11,600
Manufacturer: Pelagic Pressure Systems, of San
Hazard: The Power Inflator Buttons can stick, which
can cause uncontrolled inflation of the BC. This could cause
divers to ascend too fast, resulting in decompression sickness as well
as the danger of an embolism.
Incidents/Injuries: Pelagic has received eight
reports of the buttons sticking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes Oceanic-brand
Reliant BC inflators and AERIS-brand AW3 BC inflators. The Oceanic
Reliant-type inflators have three flow-through holes in the hand grip of the
The AERIS AW3 inflator has one flow-through hole in the hand grip of
the lower inflator mechanism. Manufactured in: Taiwan. Sold at:
Authorized Oceanic dealers sold BCs fitted with Reliant inflators nationwide from February 2004 through
June 2004 for between $320 and $550. Authorized AERIS dealers sold BCs
fitted with AW3 inflators from May 2004 through June 2004 for
between $400 and $560.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using BCs fitted with
the recalled inflators immediately and take them to any
authorized Oceanic or AERIS dealer to get a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Call Pelagic toll-free at (888)
854-4960 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, send an
firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Pelagic Pressure Systems, 2002 Davis Street, San Leandro,
You can view this press release, and any pictures
of the product, on CPSC's web site at
September 2, 2004 Release # 04-209
Firm's Hotline: (800) 425-2966
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301)
CPSC, Halcyon Manufacturing Announce Recall of SCUBA
D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the
following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed. Name of product: Halcyon SCUBA
Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators Units: About 4,000
Manufacturer: Halcyon Manufacturing, of High Springs, Fla.
Hazard: The SCUBA BC bladder can have a slow leak because of
imperfections within the machining of the stainless air barrel of their
inflators. This can cause unexpected buoyancy problems with divers,
possibly resulting in decompression sickness. Incidents/Injuries:
Halcyon has reports of 10 incidents of BCs leaking. No injuries or
deaths have been reported. Description: Halcyon is recalling all
stainless steel power inflators. They have a stainless steel oral and
power inflate button. Inflators made of plastic are not included in
this recall. The repaired inflators have a groove at the base of their
retainer nut. The BCs sold with these inflators are black and the
Halcyon logo is on the front and collar of the BCs. Sold at: Dive
stores nationwide sold these inflators individually from October 2003
through May 2004 for about $46. The inflators also were sold as part of
BC units ranging from $270 to $600. Manufactured in: United
States. Remedy: Consumers should stop using these BCs immediately
and contact Halcyon for information on receiving a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Halcyon Manufacturing at
(800) 425-2966 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit
their Web site at www.halcyon.net
You can view this press release, and any pictures of the product, on CPSC's
web site at
June 24, 2004 - Oceanic Reliant Buoyancy Compensators
Oceanic has been informed by its supplier that they have received isolated
reports of BC Inflator mechanisms exhibiting continual flow of air into the BC
after release of the power inflation button. Affected are Oceanic Reliant
model Inflators that are fitted on various models of Oceanic's BCs that were
sold between February 1, 2004, and June 24, 2004. BCs sold prior to February
1, 2004, do not have these inflators and are not affected.
Testing and evaluation has shown that the Power Inflator Button may stick in
the depressed position. Engineers have designed new replacement parts that
will prevent the Button from Sticking.
Oceanic asks that all owners of Oceanic BCs that have Reliant Inflators return
them to an Authorized Oceanic Dealer for a retrofit at no charge.
WARNING: Do Not Continue Use of the BC or attempt to disassemble any
components of the Inflator. Take the BC with Inflator to your nearest
Authorized Oceanic Dealer for inspection and service. Only Authorized Oceanic
Dealers and their trained service technicians must perform this retrofit.
Non-authorized personnel who attempt the retrofit procedure risk voiding the
product's warranty and rendering the product dangerously unsafe for normal
A picture of the power inflator is on this page.
Doc. No. 12-2647 (6/24/04)
May 25 2004 - Halcyon Stainless Steel Power Inflator
Halcyon is recalling all stainless steel power inflators. The only units
affected can be easily identified by their stainless buttons and started
shipping on all Halcyon BCs after Oct 21, 2003. This recall is in response to
problems experienced by some Halcyon customers. Identification of the cause
was unusually difficult due to the odd dispersion of these problem units.
Furthermore most customers report that their units are performing flawlessly.
However, there are pockets of unacceptable failures in which customers or dive
shops seem to have a grouping of unreliable inflators. Given the nature of
this failure, there is no way to ensure that a unit performing properly will
not develop problems over time.
Typically, the problem
expresses itself as a slow leak into the BC bladder. The cause of the leak
relates to small imperfections within the machining of the stainless air
barrel of some inflators. Not all of the inflators exhibit the machining
flaws. Thus, a majority of the units perform flawlessly but groupings of
product might display the imperfections. We believe there to be no responsible
alternative but to institute a recall of every stainless steel inflator sold
by Halcyon. In order to ensure this recall occurs in the most responsible
manner possible, we have contacted the U.S. Products Safety Commission and
notified them of the return. They are monitoring the recall process and the
return of the units.
Halcyon is deeply apologetic for any inconvenience this
recall might cause. We are dedicated to making the world's best diving
products and to ensuring diver safety at all costs; this solution seems the
only reasonable course of action. Please do not use your BC with the Halcyon
stainless steel power inflator until we have had the chance to replace the
suspect unit. This recall only applies to Halcyon inflators shipped after Oct
21, 2003. These units have stainless steel buttons and are easily identifiable
from previous Halcyon inflators.
In order to reduce the inconvenience and to return your BC to operation as
quickly as possible, we are shipping new inflators to your local Halcyon
dealer. You may bring your inflator to your dealer, trade it for a new unit,
and have it fitted to your buoyancy compensator. Please contact your local
Halcyon facility to coordinate the best time for this warranty replacement.
If this solution is not feasible, please contact Halcyon using the following
386-454-0811 or 800-Halcyon (425-2966) or
If you prefer to send your Halcyon inflator directly to Halcyon please call
or email to obtain a return authorization number. This number will
significantly assist in the speedy return of your new Halcyon inflator.
Please include your return authorization number with your return and send the
unit to the following address: Halcyon Manufacturing
ATT: Tech Services
1110 S. Main St
High Springs, FL 32643
Be sure to include return shipping information with your
inflator. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We will be
very happy to work with you in any way that supports your satisfaction and
April 8, 2004 - Aqua Lung ABS Octopus Exhaust 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 it 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 (see picture on website)
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.
Aqua Lung America, 2340 Cousteau Court, Vista, CA 92081 (760) 597-5000
2004 - Sea & Sea DX-3100 Camera -
We have been informed by
our Research and Development department of the possibility of cracks
appearing in the battery compartment door or/and in the USB compartment
door of the DX-3100 Aquapix amphibious camera that may lead to water
leakage. Although we 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 we would like to request that you return your DX-3100 Aquapix
to the Sea & Sea dealer where it was purchased, or to an official
Sea&Sea distributor for testing and any necessary upgrading if
within these corresponding serial numbers. Corresponding Serial
Numbers: 030200001-030204016 Although all our products are
pressure tested before leaving the factory, our 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. Sea&Sea would like to apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause you, and will make every effort to
ship back your camera as soon as it could in cooperation with
Sea&Sea official distributor in your region.
Masateru Yamaguchi, President / Sea & Sea Products Ltd.
March 16, 2004 - Powerline Airway Ribbed Hose
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
If you have a spiral hose that falls within the serial number range, please
have the hose replaced by this authorized Aqua Lung retailer.
January 2004 -- Sherwood or Genesis BCDs Recalled
- If you purchased a Sherwood or Genesis BCD after July 1, you might
have a defective inflator valve that could continuously inflate, a serious
The affected models have a black or gray inflator button and are on Sherwood
Silhouette, Magnum, Avid Luna, and Freedom models, with serial numbers
90010001 to 90350167, and the Genesis Cayman, Cobra, Athena, and Phantom
(same serial numbers). To find the serial number, check the "Important
Notice" label, which may be inside or behind the BCD pocket. A spokesman
said they discovered the defect during quality control checks at a Thailand
manufacturing facility. About 90 percent of the affected units were still in
warehouses, and so they were upgraded with a blue colored button before
being shipped. If you believe you have a defective BCD, return it to
your dealer or call 800-815-9740, ext. 233.
July 14, 2003 - IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE TO:
All Smart PRO and Smart COM Dive Computer Owners
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Office of Information and
Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. 20207
UWATEC is conducting a voluntary recall of the Smart PRO and Smart COM
dive computers. A software programming error can render audio and some visual
alert signals inoperable, and under certain conditions, the screen freezes.
You can determine if you have one of these units by looking for the "Smart"
name on the front of the computers. For safety reasons, we ask that you stop
using the dive computer immediately.
UWATEC will replace your Smart PRO or Smart COM computer with a new one
within ninety (90) days or sooner. In order to obtain a replacement, register
on line by filling out the form on this website:
http://www.uwatec.com/notice/com_eng.html. After we obtain your
name, address, and telephone number, UWATEC will send you a return shipping
box and UPS shipping label. All you will need to do is to place the Smart PRO
or Smart COM dive computer in this box, seal the box, attach the UPS label,
and drop it off at any UPS shipping location. Once we have received your
computer, we will begin processing your replacement order.
Via Internet: www.uwatec.com
Via Phone in the US: 800-808-3948
Form on web for recall:
Safety Poster (pdf format)
letter from Joe Stella, President/General Manager, North America
February 6, 2003 URGENT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE PADI Dive Planners Recall
We've recently discovered printer errors in certain Recreational Dive Planners
(RDPs). The problems may appear in six (6) versions of the RDP, including
both air and enriched air tables. Our printer is working diligently with us
to correct his error.
These tables may be included in Open Water and Enriched Air Crew Paks, book
and table combinations, CD-ROM combinations and alacart tables shipped between
1 October 2002 and 31 January 2003. Please note that
not all RDPs you may have received during this period contain printer errors.
While analysis of the problems shows that the risk of injury from the errors
is remote, for the sake of safety, we feel a broad approach to this issue
should be taken. We ask that you immediately check your existing inventory
and remove any RDPs you received from PADI with the product numbers and
production codes listed below. The product number and production code is
generally located on the bottom right hand corner on the back of the table.
The product number and production code consist of a series of numbers and
letters resembling: Product
No. 60049 XXXPDJ2.
There may also be a revision date (Rev 10/02) and/or version number (Version
1.0) listed. These numbers are inconsequential. In checking the production
code for inaccurate tables, please ignore the first three digits and only
check the last four.
RDP, Enriched Air 32% Table, Imperial
RDP, Enriched Air 32% Table, Metric
RDP, Enriched Air 36% Table, Imperial
RDP, Enriched Air 36% Table, Metric
RDP, Table, Imperial English
RDP, Table, Metric English
If you have RDPs with the product numbers and production codes listed
above in your inventory, please notify your PADI Sales Representative at
once. And, as previously stated, please remove these RDPs from
your inventory immediately. Upon notification from you, we will issue call
tags for the return of the misprinted RDPs and send out replacements.
We will be notifying divers certified after 01 October 2002 via the PADI web
site, email and other means. They will be directed to bring their misprinted
RDPs into PADI Dive Centers/Resorts for free exchange. We ask for your
assistance by including this information in your newsletters and any other
correspondence that you have with your customers.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your customers.
If you have questions regarding this notice please contact your Sales
Representative (2440) or an Educational Consultant (2540) at PADI (+1
800-729-7234 or +1 949-858-7234).
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Budd Riker, Vice President Sales and Field Services
PADI Americas http://padi.com
30151 Tomas Street
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-2125
800-729-7234, or +1 949 858-7234
CPSC, Oceanic USA Announce Recall of Scuba
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Oceanic USA, of San Leandro,
Calif., is voluntarily recalling all Oceanic CDX first stage regulators used for scuba diving. Extreme
vibration, a high oscillation of the internal components, can occur
for an unknown reason within these CDX regulators, which can cause
an air leakage underwater. Divers could run out of air and drown.
Oceanic has received reports of noise or vibration accompanied by
air leakage. No injuries have been reported.
Oceanic CDX first stage regulators subject to the recall have serial
numbers ranging from 9200001 to 9205622, 0200001 to 0213294, 0D0001
to 0D3046, or 9D0001 to 9D3273. The serial number is stamped into
the side of the Body. These CDX regulators were sold with various
second stage regulators, including the Alpha 7, Delta 3, Gamma 2,
This voluntary recall does not apply to the CDX5 or any other
CDX First Stage Regulator Authorized Oceanic dealers sold these
regulator sets worldwide from May 1999 through October 2002 for
between $330 to $640, depending on the second stage.
Consumers should stop using the recalled CDX regulators immediately
and take them to any Authorized Oceanic Dealer for a Retrofit that
consists of replacement of one part and the addition of another.
Click HERE to locate the Authorized Oceanic Dealer closest to
Should you have any questions, please contact our toll-free CDX
Helpline at (866) 723-2642 or (510) 562-1535 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday through Friday Pacific Time, by sending an Email to
email@example.com, or by writing to Oceanic USA, 2002 Davis
Street, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA.
For more information or to locate the Authorized Oceanic Dealer
closest to you, visit our web site at www.OceanicWorldWide.com
and click on CDX FIRST STAGE SAFETY RECALL.
Post until July 31, 2003
announces one-year exchange program for scuba tanks made of 6351
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2002)-Luxfer Gas Cylinders announced a
one-year exchange program for Luxfer scuba tanks made of 6351
aluminum alloy. Introduced at the 2002 Diving Equipment &
Marketing Association (DEMA) trade show in Las Vegas, Nev., in
October, the new Luxfer program will run throughout the 2003
calendar year. A number of owners of older Luxfer scuba
tanks made of 6351 aluminum alloy have asked Luxfer to initiate such
a trade-in exchange program to facilitate the purchase of new scuba
tanks made of Luxfer's proven, proprietary 6061 alloy. In response,
Luxfer will implement the simple three-step program outlined below
on January 1, 2003. The program will end on December 31, 2003.
The customer calls the Luxfer Customer Service Department toll-free
(1-800-764-0366) and reports the number of 6351-alloy tanks to be
exchanged. The Luxfer customer service representative issues a
goods (RG) authorization number and tells the caller how to ship
tank(s) to Luxfer in order to receive a special $50 credit voucher
for each tank. The vouchers may be used toward the purchase of new
Luxfer scuba tanks. The customer sends 6351-alloy scuba tanks
directly to Luxfer's plants in Graham, North Carolina, and
Riverside, California (whichever is closest), along with the RG
number and return mailing information. Luxfer mails a $50 voucher
for each tank directly to the customer who returned the tanks. Each
voucher may be cashed in toward the purchase of a new Luxfer scuba
tank at any participating dive shop or retail store.
If you aren't sure whether your tank is made of 6351 alloy, look at
the original hydrostatic test date (the earliest date) stamped on
the cylinder crown. If the stamped year is 1972 through 1987, the
made from 6351 alloy. Some 1988 tanks were also made of 6351 alloy.
If you have a 1988 tank, please call Luxfer Customer Service
toll-free at 1-800-764-0366 to determine whether your tank is made
of 6351 alloy.
Tanks on the Market - The Department of
Transportation has discovered that a
substantial number of aluminum tanks have been
stamped with dates in the side wall by Blue Water Divers
Ltd., Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The stamps have
compromised the integrity of the walls, and the tank could explode
upon filling. Some cylinders are being used in the U.S. Virgin
Islands and have been sold to individuals and U.S. companies. They
may have stickers covering the stamps. Remove the sticker and
inspect for unauthorized markings or a marking of a month and a year
such as 2 00. Some cylinders have multiple months and years
stamped on the sides. Any suspect cylinder should be condemned and
not tested hydrostatically or filled.
If you want more information, contact Robert Bonn, Hazardous
Materials Enforcement Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation,
College Park, GA Telephone: (404) 305- 6120. Fax: (404)
18, 2002 Release # 02-205
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772; Johnson
Outdoors Inc. Hotline: (800) 382-2211
CPSC, Johnson Outdoors Inc. Announce
Recall of SCUBAPRO/UWATEC(tm) 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(tm) dive computer consoles. The U-Line(tm)
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(tm) submersible pressure gauges contained in
UWATEC(tm) brand Smart PRO(tm), Pro ULTRA(tm), and Sport PLUS(tm)
dive computer consoles are included in the recall. The consoles are
mostly gray in color and the brand name "UWATEC(tm)" 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:
Tested - IL Tested -
LL Tested - DM
Tested - JL Tested -
AM Tested - EM
Tested - KL Tested -
Tested - LL Tested -
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
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. No other
SCUBAPRO/UWATEC products are included in the
recall. To see a picture of the recalled product(s)
and/or to establish a link from your web site to this press release on
CPSC's web site, link to the following address: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml02/02205.html
TO: ABYSMAL DIVING CUSTOMERS:
Abysmal Diving Inc. of Lake Havasu City, Arizona has been notified
that some scuba cylinder valves manufactured and sold between January
2000 and July 9, 2002 may contain one or more materials that may not
be compatible with 100% pure Oxygen (when introduced at 200psi and
above) or Oxygen Enriched Air Nitrox mixtures greater than 21% oxygen
If you currently introduce into your scuba cylinder 100% pure oxygen
or oxygen enriched air gas mixtures with an oxygen content greater
than 21% and you are using one of the valves listed below, you must
immediately discontinue such practice due to a RISK OF SPONTANEOUS
FIRE AND SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH:
If you use your valves for AIR only then this Safety Notice does
not apply to you.
Valves Subject to Safety Notice
Val-131 Thermo valve 3000 PSI: K 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-132 Thermo valve 2400 PSI K 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-133 Thermo valve 3300 PSI K 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-300 Thermo valve 2400 PSI, 300bar DIN 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-301 Thermo valve 3000 PSI, 300bar DIN 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-302 Thermo valve 3300 PSI, 300bar DIN 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-303 Thermo valve 3180 PSI, 300bar DIN 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-157 Thermo 200 bar twin Isolation manifold DIN/INT 3/4 - 14 NGS
Val-357 Thermo 300 bar twin Isolation manifold DIN 3/4 - 14 NGS thread
Val-351 Thermo 200 bar DIN/INT right hand modular valve 3/4 - 14 NGS
Val-355 Thermo 200 bar H connector / Right hand
Val-352 Thermo 200 bar DIN/INT left hand modular valve 3/4 - 14 NGS
Val-356 Thermo 200 bar H connector/ Left hand
Val-358 Thermo manifold cross bar with shutoff isolation
Val-359 Thermo manifold cross bar without shutoff
DANGER: DO NOT USE THE ABOVE LISTED VALVES WITH 100% PURE OXYGEN OR OXYGEN
ENRICHED AIR NITROX MIXTURES.
Abysmal Diving Inc. of Lake Havasu City, Arizona has been notified
that the above scuba cylinder valves manufactured and sold between
January 2000 and July 9, 2002 may contain one or more materials that
may not be compatible with 100% pure Oxygen (when introduced at 250psi
and above) or Oxygen Enriched Air Nitrox mixtures greater than 21%
You must stop using the valve and manifold combinations listed above
immediately if being used with 100% pure high pressure oxygen (200 psi
or more) or oxygen enriched air mixtures greater than 21% oxygen
content or if the valve or manifold is exposed to high pressure oxygen
(200 psi or greater) during a partial pressure mixing process.
You must immediately return the item (s) to Abysmal Diving Inc. where
they will be serviced and returned to you at no charge.
If you now use or intend to use your valve and scuba tank for AIR use,
only, and if you have no intention of introducing 100% pure Oxygen
(when introduced at 200psi and above) or Oxygen Enriched Air Nitrox
mixtures greater than 21% oxygen content through it, then this Product
Safety Notice does not apply to you.
If your valves are subject to this Product Safety Notice, please
e-mail, call or write Abysmal Diving Inc. immediately at: 2099
Acoma Boulevard West, Suite C, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 86403
Phone: (928) 854-9470 Fax: (928) 854-9473, and request an SMA # (Service Merchandise Authorization #). Then pack
your valves in an appropriate container and return them to Abysmal
Diving Inc. When your valves arrives they will undergo a complete
teardown, inspection, cleaning and will be fitted with any required
oxygen compatible materials and lubricants. Your serviced valves will
then be shipped back to you free of charge.
As of July 20th, 2002 Abysmal Diving Inc. has received no reports of
any valve failing or exhibiting any oxygen compatibility problems.
However this Product Safety Notice has been issued and a free retrofit
offer made, in an attempt to ensure our customers have all the
components originally intended in these valves for oxygen/nitrox
service. Abysmal Diving Inc. strives to produce the finest and safest
diving equipment, and protect its customers from the unreasonable risk
Again, if you currently introduce 100% pure oxygen or oxygen enriched
air gas mixtures with an oxygen content greater than 21% you must
immediately discontinue use of the above listed valves until such time
as they have been returned to Abysmal Diving Inc. for a complete
inspection and any required retrofitting and preparation for oxygen
DO NOT CONTINUE TO USE THESE VALVES IN OXYGEN-RELATED SERVICE
BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Any questions can be directed to Abysmal Diving Inc.
Christopher M. Parrett, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive
Diving Inc. WWW.ABYSMAL.COM
2099 Acoma Boulevard West, Suite C, Lake Havasu City, Arizona,
Phone: (928) 854-9470 Fax: (928) 854-9473
April 30, 2002
Release # 02-150 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
Sherwood Scuba Recall Hotline: (800) 469-9929
CPSC, Sherwood SCUBA LLC Announce Recall of Maximus
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Sherwood SCUBA LLC, of Irvine, Calif., is recalling
14,000 Maximus SCUBA regulators. The second stage
orifices on these regulators can be cracked, bent or broken. This can
result in a loss of breathing air underwater. Sherwood SCUBA has
received seven reports of broken second stage orifices on these regulators.
Two of the regulators broke during dives underwater. No injuries were
The Maximus regulators included in this recall have the following model,
serial numbers and connection types:
Model Number: SRB5600
Serial Number Range: K600001 through K611834
Description: Yoke Connection
Serial Number Range: DK60000 through DK62000
Description: Din-Style Connection
Model Number: SRB5600CE
Serial Number Range: EK60001 through EK62000
Description: Yoke Connection
The serial numbers are laser marked on the top of the second stage case next
to the mouthpiece. Authorized Sherwood SCUBA distributors and dealers nationwide sold these
regulators from January 1998 through November 2000 for about $580.
Consumers should stop using the recalled regulators immediately, and contact
their nearest authorized Sherwood retailer for a free repair. For more
information, call Sherwood SCUBA at (800) 469-9929 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site at www.sherwoodscuba.com
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from
your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the following
Subject: Product Safety Recall -OMS end cap
Product Safety Recall : Part number V 112
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
for measured torqueing purposes (110 inch lbs).
Refer to the OMS website: http://www.omsdive.com
January 30, 2002
Release # 02-093
CPSC Contact:Mark Ross (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
Custom Buoyancy Recall Hotline: (866)790-5099
CPSC, Custom Buoyancy Inc. Announce Recall of Scuba Diving
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
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 recall includes date codes from October 2000 through June 2001.
Valves with an asterisk below the serial number are not involved in this
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 www.custombuoyancy.com.
Diving Unlimited International (DUI) Inc., an authorized CBI dealer,
recalled buoyancy control systems with these overpressure valves in December
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from
your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the following
DUI BC system Overpressure Valve Recall -
Moulding variations in one component of the overpressure valve (OPV) used in
the DUI 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 OPV's are suspect. Please return the BCS
overpressure valve to an authorized dealer for a free replacement OPV.
For more information, contact DUI Toll-Free 800-325-8439 or Customerservice@DUI-online.com
a picture is on the website at: http://www.dui-online.com/divein/index.html
Suspect overpressure valves have a Red pull, replacement OPV will have a
Hydro Stamps - from: Oct 2001, Vol. 16, No 10 http://www.undercurrent.org
"If you took your tank for a hydrostatic testing to Underwater Adventures
in Leesburg, FL -- or bought a used tank of unknown origins -- you may have to
do it again. The US Dept. of Transportation, which regulates pressurized
tanks, has discovered that Underwater Adventures marked and certified many
tanks as properly tested when they were not. They also marked many
cylinders with a Retester Identification Number (RIN) that belongs to another
Some of these tanks may have a compromised structural integrity and explode
upon filling. Underwater Adventures failed to keep records, so it's
impossible to determine the number of cylinders they improperly certified.
If you have a tank marked with RIN number B095 or B059
and stamped with a retest date after 1986, you should not fill it until
properly retested. As you might imagine, the Feds are investigating
Recall - DACOR is recalling the 2001 Supreme SPG and SPG
consoles because they may have defective metal fittings on the high-pressure
hose. These may leak or become separated from the hose under normal
scuba pressure loads. The problematic hoses are black with gray lettering and
horizontal gray banding along the entire length. According to Rob Cairns, vice
president of sales and marketing, the problem surfaced in Europe. He says that
there have been no reports of leaking or failing hoses in North America, and
less than 150 regulators have been returned for free dealer hose replacement
in North America. If you bought your console after February 1, 2001, return it
to your nearest DACOR dealer for free inspection and hose replacement, if
necessary. For more info, call DACOR at 1-800 323-0463 or visit their website
Handwheels: Be advised that 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 unites
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. For more
information check this website: http://www.halcyon.net/recall/
Dry Suit Intake Valves: Trelleboug Viking, Inc. in
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 September 1, 1999 and September 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 diver. All consumers owning or having use of the
subject rotating valve are warned not to dive with the mentioned valve.
Inlet valves for replacement will be delivered free of charge. For
further info, call the Trelleboug Viking, Inc. hotline at (800 344-4458 or go
to their website at: http://vikingdiving.com
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N D E R C U R R E N T O N L I N E U P D A T E -
March 12, 2001
Undercurrent -- Consumer Reporting
for the Scuba Diving Community since 1975 http://www.undercurrent.org
Atomic Recall - Regulators The possibility of a failing first stage spring has prompted
regulator manufacturer Atomic Aquatics to announce a voluntary recall of all
models. Atomic President Dean Garraffa, told "Undercurrent" that
although there had been no reported incidents of in water failure or diver
injury, three regulators undergoing routine servicing were discovered to have
cracked springs. The company contacted the U.S. Consumer Products Safety
Commission for advice in launching the recall, which covers about 3,500 T1, B1
& Z1 regulators manufactured between May 11, 1999 and October 27, 1999 and
10-27-99, and carrying serial numbers A07751-A11276. Owners may
determine the serial number of their regulator by removing the mouthpiece. The
number is prominently displayed on the top of the second stage body where the
piece attaches. Regulators falling within the recall range may be
returned to the nearest dealer for free replacement of the spring.
Alternatively, the owner may call Atomic at 1-888-270-8595 to arrange for
factory servicing. Jeff Allen, a senior technician at Atomic, told
"Undercurrent" that the company will cover shipping charges in both
directions. He additionally indicated that they are currently running
turn-around times of 1-3 days.
RECALL - Buoyancy Compensator Overpressure Valve (OPV)
Sherwood Scuba and Genesis Scuba BCDs posted
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 and
Genesis Scuba Dealers to facilitate this replacement. To find out if
your BC is included in this recall, go to:
There are pictures and diagrams on where to look for the serial number.
WARNING - Do not dive with an Affected BCD - take the BCD to an
authorized Genesis Scuba Dealer for Free OPV Replacement. Replacement OPV
assemblies have a black & white pull cord.
SEA & SEA STROBE RECALL - 11/99
Sea & Sea Underwater Photography is recalling about
7,000 strobe lights because of two incidents in which the strobes exploded
due to internal gas buildup. The recall covers all model YS-50 strobes
and any YS-60 or YS-120 strobes whose serial numbers begin with 96 or 94.
The serial numbers are printed inside the yellow, black, or orange plastic
housing. Recalled strobes were manufactured between February 1988 and March
Both strobe explosions occurred after the lights were
flooded, when an internal gas buildup either caused the front and back
sections to be torn apart or ejected the battery cap from the unit. One
exploding strobe caused facial cuts in a Japanese strobe owner, and a Caribbean
repair technician received a chipped tooth. The Consumer Product Safety
Commission requested that consumers stop using the strobes, and any strobe
that displays corrosion or becomes inoperative should be returned to an
authorized Sea & Sea repair center. Sea & Sea will send consumers
a free replacement battery cap that will prevent gas buildup.
For more information about the recall or repair center
locations, call Sea & Sea at 800-732-7977 between 9 and 5 PST Monday
through Friday. Another notice from Undercurrent Online- www.undercurrent.org
recall of Oxygen Regulators - 2/4/99
DAN Main Web Site - Divers
Divers Alert Network (DAN) announces that Allied Healthcare
Products, Inc. is recalling all oxygen regulators sold under the Life Support
Products (LSP) brand. This recall, first announced on 04 February by Allied
Healthcare Products, Inc., is to replace aluminum components in the unit's
high-pressure chamber with brass components. This action is being taken
in response to reports of fires and explosions, the exact causes of which
remain unknown. Over the past five years the Food and Drug Administration
has received 16 reports of aluminum regulators used with oxygen cylinders
burning or exploding. These incidents caused severe burns to 11 healthcare
workers and patients. "DAN is working closely with Allied in this
effort to inform divers of this safety hazard. We will do our utmost to
facilitate this process for Allied and to contact members," said Bill
Clendenen, DAN Vice President of Training.
DAN has sold two regulators that are affected by the recall.
The two regulators are the LSP 270-020 and the LSP 280-020. These
regulators were sold in the DAN Standard, Dual, Mini, Charter and Training
Unit oxygen systems from 1985-1997. This recall does not affect the DAN
Rescue Pak, Rescue Pak Plus and the regulators that are sold with those
systems, the B & F Regulator (Part #84025G) and the Allied Spectrum
Regulator (Part # 32-29-5551). The recall is being undertaken in cooperation
with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to minimize a
potential for fires and explosions, an inherent risk with any high-pressure
oxygen delivery system.
In May 1997, Allied conducted a recall to add a sintered
bronze filter to the regulator. All regulators should already be fitted
with this sintered bronze filter. Any regulators without a sintered bronze
filter, and all regulators manufactured by LSP's predecessor corporation,
Robertshaw Controls Company, Inc., should be taken out of service immediately.
If the regulator was bought after May 1997 or retrofitted pursuant to the
May 1997 recall, the regulator should already have the sintered bronze
filter installed. This, in conjunction with present recall efforts, will
result in the replacement of all-aluminum high-pressure parts with brass
parts. This interim measure will enable the regulators to be used during
the period required to manufacture non-aluminum regulators.
This information has been provided to the FDA. It is Allied's
understanding that the FDA is recommending the elimination of all aluminum
in oxygen regulators. Users can reduce the risk of oxygen fire and explosion
by keeping in mind the following precautions: · The oxygen cylinder,
cylinder valve and regulator should be free of all contaminants. ·
The cylinder valve should be opened slowly whenever the unit is used in
order to minimize heat of rapid compression in the regulator. ·
Users who refill their own oxygen cylinders should take extra care to avoid
the introduction of contaminants during the filling process. ·
DAN has established a relationship with Riley's Emergency
Medical Repair Center Inc., an Allied authorized service center, that will
be equipped to handle the recall within the next few weeks. DAN Members
who have purchased any DAN Oxygen Unit will receive a mailing with details
about how to have their regulators serviced.
Contact: Recall Coordinator Telephone: (800) 231-5273
(Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST)
Fax: (314) 771-1806
DAN Training Telephone: (800) 446-2671 or (919) 684-2948,
Fax: (919) 490-6630
To get your oxygen regulator serviced immediately,
send it to: Riley's Emergency Medical Repair Center Inc.
3129 Demaret Drive Titusville, FL 32780 USA