Scuba Equipment Recalls !!!

Here is a current list of recent Scuba Equipment
manufacturers warnings and recalls we are aware of!

Thursday, August 14 2014

Johnson Outdoors Diving Recalls Dive Computers Due to Injury Hazard
Posted By at 11:15 AM

Scubapro Aladin2 dive computers, commonly referred to as Aladin Square dive computers

The dive computer can leak and stop working, posing a risk of injury due to decompression sickness.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Johnson-Outdoors-Diving-Recalls-Dive-Computers/

Thursday, March 20 2014

HOLLIS EXPLORER QUALITY NOTICE
Posted By at 12:07 PM

EXPLORER QUALITY NOTICE

Discontinue use of your Explorer until new counterlungs are installed. Continued use of the original parts could lead to flooding of the counterlungs, Pre-Dive Check failures, and possible drowning.

We have received some counterlungs back due to leaking. We have traced this problem back to one production lot of counterlungs that had weak welds around the retainer fitting. Affected counterlungs can develop leaks over time. Explorers within the serial number range provided below are the only units shipped with these counterlungs. We will send send a free pair of counterlungs to owners of units within the serial number range below. Owners of effected units are asked to complete the return form found here and return it and the cut swatches from the defective counterlungs to Hollis Customer Service.

http://www.hollis.com/news/cat/notices/post/explorer-quality-notice

Hollis DC7 QUALITY NOTICE
Posted By at 12:05 PM

HOLLIS DC7 QUALITY NOTICE

It has come to our attention that a small production run of the DC7 regulator first stages were improperly assembled. ONLY DC7 regulator packages with a serial number H7000000 - H7000670 on the first stage are affected. Our dealers have reworked and corrected the issue with many of the units before they were sold.

http://www.hollis.com/news/dc7-quality-notice

Thursday, January 23 2014

Suunto Recalls Air Hoses Used With Scuba Gear Due To Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 12:25 PM

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Suunto-Recalls-Air-Hoses-Used-With-Scuba-Gear/

Friday, July 12 2013

Hollis Recalls Digital Dive Computers Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 10:32 AM

The dive computer, when used with an optional integrated transmitter, can malfunction and display an incorrect tank pressure reading to the diver. A diver could unknowingly deplete their air supply based on the reading, resulting in drowning.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Hollis-Recalls-Digital-Dive-Computers/

Thursday, June 6 2013

DiveAlert Emergency Signaling Devices Recalled by Ideations Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 11:47 AM

Name of product:
DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS signaling devices

Hazard:
The signaling device can malfunction when used and restrict the diver’s air flow, posing a drowning hazard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/DiveAlert-Emergency-Signaling-Devices-Recalled-by-Ideations/#Remedy

Friday, April 19 2013

Trident Diving Equipment Recalls High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 12:00 PM

The recalled air hoses are high-pressure scuba air hoses with a black, smooth rubber outer covering. They are about five millimeters in diameter and 32 or 36 inches long. These hoses connect the regulator to the tank pressure gauge. The phrase “Scuba Diving High Pressure hose I.D. 3/16 (4.76 mm) W.P. 5000 PSI Exceeds SAE 100RT braid with Kevlar fiber from Dupont” is printed in white lettering on the hose’s outer covering. The hoses have metal fittings on each end – one female fitting and one male fitting. “CE EN 250 230” is stamped on the female fitting and one of the following production date codes is on the male hex head fitting: T1011, T1111 or T0312.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Trident-Diving-Equipment-Recalls-High-Pressure-Scuba-Diving-Air-Hoses/

Wednesday, March 27 2013

Aqua Lung Recalls Buoyancy Compensators Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 9:53 AM

This recall involves all Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators with SureLock II rubber handles attached to weight pockets, including the following models: Axiom, Axiom i3, Balance, Black Diamond, Dimension, Libra, Lotus, Pearl, Pearl i3, Pro LT, Pro QD, Pro QDi3 and Zuma buoyancy compensators. The SureLock II handles are gray rubber and measure about 2 inches tall by 4 inches wide. The buoyancy compensator’s model name is embroidered on the inside back pad or the weight pocket’s right lobe. “SureLock” is molded into the back of the weight pocket.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Aqua-Lung-Recalls-Buoyancy-Compensators/

Monday, March 25 2013

Recall Notice – SureLock™II Weight Pocket Handles
Posted By at 12:24 PM

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.

http://www.aqualung.com/us/content/view/629

Monday, March 18 2013

U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport Brand Youth Snorkeling Masks Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
Posted By at 3:25 PM

U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport Brand Youth Snorkeling Masks Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard.

This recall involves Santa Cruz Jr. single paned, tempered glass youth snorkeling masks sold under the U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport brands. The masks were sold individually, with a snorkel or as a set with snorkel and fins. The U.S. Divers logo or Aqua Lung Sport logo is on the top of the mask as well as inset on the tempered glass lens. The tempered glass lens is also labeled as tempered. This recall affects all Santa Cruz Jr. Youth Masks manufactured before October 2011. Masks manufactured before October 2011 do not have a production code on the edge of the frame, near the nose pocket.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/US-Divers-and-Aqua-Lung-Sport-Brand-Youth-Snorkeling-Masks-Recalled/

U.S. Divers Recalls Youth Snorkeling Mask Sets Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
Posted By at 3:23 PM

This recall involves Martinique Jr. single paned, tempered glass youth snorkeling masks sold in a set with snorkel and fins. The masks feature a silicone face skirt, strap and adjustable buckles. The mask is blue with a silver accent piece that frames the tempered glass lens. The U.S. Divers logo is on the upper bridge of the mask as well as inset on the tempered glass lens. The lens is also labeled as tempered. The buckles are each printed with the U.S. Divers “wave” logo.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/US-Divers-Recalls-Youth-Snorkeling-Mask-Sets/

Thursday, January 10 2013

High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses Recalled by A-Plus Marine Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 4:51 PM

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: High-pressure scuba diving air hoses

Hazard: The diving hose that connects the regulator to the tank's pressure gauge can separate reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact A-Plus Marine for a free replacement hose.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13090.html

Saturday, December 1 2012

High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled by Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving and A-Plus Marine
Posted By at 11:42 AM

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Units: About 2,590 total units: 1900 Innovative Scuba Concepts hoses, about 480 Trident Diving Equipment hoses and about 210 A-Plus Marine hoses

Hazard: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml13/13029.html

Thursday, November 8 2012

High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled by Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving
Posted By at 12:57 AM

High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled by Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving and A-Plus Marine Due to Drowning Hazard

Hazard: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The importers have received nine reports of burst hoses. No injuries have been reported.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13029.html

Wednesday, October 24 2012

Atomic Aquatics Recalls 4,200 Dive Computers
Posted By at 11:01 AM

Atomic Aquatics, which makes the $1,200 Cobalt dive computer models, announced in late September that it's recalling 4,000 of the units in the U.S. and 200 in Canada, which were sold between November 2010 and July 2012. The computer can leak, causing the lens to blow off suddenly, which can result in impact injuries and a breathing gas leak. Atomic has received 23 reports -- but no injuries -- of the lens being forcefully expelled, due to excess air pressure inside the computer.

http://www.undercurrent.org/UCnow/dive_magazine/2012/AtomicAquatics201210.html

Wednesday, August 15 2012

Phantom Braided High Pressure Hose Recall
Posted By at 3:41 PM

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.

http://www.divenewswire.com/NewsITems.aspx?newsID=12213

Saturday, April 14 2012

Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hose Recall
Posted By at 3:26 PM

XS Scuba Recalls Miflex High Pressure Diving Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses

Units: About 17,000

Distributor/Importer: XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif.

Manufacturer: Miflex 2, Villasanta, Italy

Hazard: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12155.html

Tuesday, July 12 2011

Diving Unlimited International Recalls Weight Systems
Posted By at 4:47 PM

Diving Unlimited International Recalls Weight Systems Due to Drowning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: DUI Weight & Trim System Classic and DUI Weight & Trim System II

Units: About 1,454 in the U.S. and 46 in Canada

Importer: Diving Unlimited International Inc. of San Diego

Hazard: Manufacturing defects in the lanyard connecting the handle to the pocket or the cable securing the pocket to the harness can prevent the weight pockets from easily detaching from the harness and releasing the weights when the handle is pulled. This poses a drowning hazard to consumers.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11275.html

Tuesday, May 3 2011

Sea Elite Systems Recalls Buoyancy Control Devices Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 3:53 PM

Name of Product: Sea Elite Systems Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD)

Units: About 405 in the U.S. and 48 in Canada

Importer: WRK Enterprises dba Edge Dive Gear of Macon, Ga.

Hazard: The spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard to consumers.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11209.html

Tuesday, March 22 2011

Ocean Technology Systems Recalls Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 12:48 PM

Ocean Technology Systems Recalls Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Due to Drowning Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Guardian full-face diving masks

Units: About 1,700 in the U.S. and 80 in Canada

Manufacturer: Undersea Systems International Inc. dba Ocean Technology Systems, of Santa Ana, Calif.

Hazard: The purge assembly on the diving mask can disengage from the regulator, resulting in loss of air to the diver. This poses a drowning hazard to the consumer.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11180.html

Wednesday, June 30 2010

Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks WTX Power Inflators Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 9:03 PM

Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks WTX Power Inflators 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 product. Consumers should stop using products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Hazard: The oral inflator button is not properly bonded to the oral stem and can fall off during use, posing a leak of the buoyancy compensator contents. This poses a drowning hazard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10286.html

Thursday, April 29 2010

Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensators Recalled by OMS (Ocean Management Systems)
Posted By at 12:31 PM

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: Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving

Manufacturer: Ocean Management Systems Inc., of Middletown, N.Y.

Hazard: The buoyancy compensator seal ring could crack, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

http://www.cpsc.gov:80/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10208.html

Thursday, April 15 2010

Dive Computers Recalled by Mares Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 8:19 PM

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

Name of Product: Mares Nemo Air Dive Computers

Hazard: An O-ring in the high pressure air connector can fail and leak air, causing a continuous but slow loss of breathing gas, which could require a diver to surface quickly, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10197.html

Tabata Recalls TUSA SCUBA Regulators
Posted By at 9:33 AM

April 13, 2010
Tabata USA is recalling about 250 TUSA RS-670 SCUBA regulators. The first stage balance chamber plug can loosen from the scuba regulator causing a high-pressure leak and creating unstable pressure. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

Read more:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls04/2010/tabata.html#ixzz0lAwEkMkk

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10195.html

Tuesday, February 2 2010

MARES scuba diving company announces safety recall of NEMO air dive computer
Posted By at 10:13 PM

Mares Diving this morning announced a product safety recall involving the company's NEMO Air scuba diving computer. Under certain circumstances, the O-ring can fail and cause a slow leak of breathing gas through the Quick Connector, which could require a diver to surface quickly and face possible risk of injury or running out of air.

http://www.examiner.com/x-17646-Scuba-Diving-Examiner~y2010m2d2-MARES-scuba-diving-company-announces-safety-recall-of-NEMO-air-dive-computer

Wednesday, January 6 2010

Cressi Announces Safety Recall on Scuba regulator
Posted By at 9:25 PM

Cressi USA has announced a safety recall of its Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Scuba Regulator. This recall affects Ellipse Black MC5 regulators distributed and sold from March 2009 through August 2009 are affected by this product recall.

The words “Cressi Black” appear on the cover of the regulator’s second stage, and the words “Cressi MC5” are visible on the regulator’s first stage. (See photo above.) Retail price ranges between $280 and $309.

http://www.divenewswire.com/NewsITems.aspx?newsID=10706

Wednesday, December 23 2009

Scuba Regulators Recalled by Cressi Due to Risk of Drowning
Posted By at 4:31 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scuba-regulators-recalled-by-cressi-due-to-risk-of-drowning-79977907.html

Tuesday, December 22 2009

Diving Equipment Recalled by Dive Rite Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 9:48 PM

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: Dive Rite Wings

Units: About 16,000

Manufacturer: Lamartek Inc., dba Dive Rite of, Lake City, Fla.

Hazard: The over pressure valve springs in the diving equipment could rust and fail allowing the buoyancy compensator devices to leak, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10086.html

Thursday, December 10 2009

TUSA RS-670 Product Safety Notice and Recall
Posted By at 7:39 PM

TUSA was recently informed about the possible loosening of the BLC plug on the R-600 1st stage. There is a slight chance this may cause a high-pressure leak creating an unstable intermediate pressure. Immediate return of the units is requested.

http://www.tusa.com/670recall.php

Tuesday, December 1 2009

Important Safety Recall by Ocean Management Systems, Inc.
Posted By at 4:42 PM

Ocean Management Systems Inc. (OMS) ANNOUNCES Safety Replacement OF BCS SEAL RING (Item # BCA 500).

Ocean Management Systems, Inc. (OMS) has notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), that OMS is voluntarily recalling approximately 19,790 Sealing Rings BCA-500. Molding variations in this part as used in the OMS Buoyancy Control System (BCS) could cause cracking or breakage of part, resulting in rapid loss of buoyancy, creating a potential drowning hazard. While this variation is not present in every Seal Ring (Item # BCA 500), it would be difficult to determine in the field which Seal Rings are suspect. Therefore we are requiring that all Seal Rings be updated with new assemblies. All NEW seal rings are equipped with reinforcement at critical areas.

http://omsdive.com/bca500-recall.html

Sunday, October 18 2009

SI Tech Recalls Diving Suit Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 8:54 AM

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.

Manufacturer: SI Tech AB, of Brastad, Sweden

Hazard: The hose contains an insert that can dislodge during diving and restrict air flow to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10010.html

Tuesday, October 6 2009

Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Recalled by Ocean Technology Due to Visor Separation Hazard
Posted By at 11:48 AM

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Guardian Full-Face Masks

Units: About 900

Manufacturer: Undersea Systems International Inc., dba Ocean Technology Systems, of Santa Ana, Calif.

Hazard: If significant pressure is applied vertically to the top and bottom of the visor clamp, the clear plastic visor may dislodge causing the mask to flood.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10006.html

Thursday, October 1 2009

Diving Equipment Recalled by Halcyon Manufacturing Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 8:44 PM

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.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10002.html

Wednesday, August 12 2009

NEMO AIR QUICK CONNECTOR RECALL
Posted By at 3:50 PM

Please be informed that Mares has discovered a quality issue on the O-ring assembled on the Nemo Air
Quick Connector.

Under certain circumstances the O-ring can fail and consequently Nemo Air may start leaking through the
Quick Connector. As a result, there is a continuous, albeit slow, loss of breathing gas. This situation could
potentially lead to an accident, hence Mares has decided to issue a product recall. The solution already
exists in the form of an O-ring of different material and hardness which can be retrofitted onto the Quick
Connector of your current Nemo Air.

http://www.mares.com

Thursday, June 25 2009

Poseidon Recall Diving Wings
Posted By at 10:49 PM

Poseidon are recalling their Besea W50 Diving Wings (also known as a BCD or stab jacket). The inner bladder inside the diving wing can break, causing the wing to fail as a buoyancy device. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

The recall involves the Poseidon inner bladders with batch number 5445 sold with the Poseidon Besea W50 wings. The inner bladder is located inside the outer cover of the wing. The batch number and “Poseidon” are molded on a tab located between the “legs” of the inner bladder.

http://www.news.scubatravel.co.uk/2009/06/poseidon-recall-diving-wings.html

Monday, April 27 2009

Si Tech Hose Recall
Posted By at 4:17 PM

Si Tech, a leading manufacturer of drysuit hoses, has initiated a recall for all Si Tech drysuit hoses sold between June 2006 and March 2009. This recall affects drysuit manufacturers worldwide and includes the Dive Rite EX954 Drysuit Inflation Hose, which is sold with our 905 and 905EXP Drysuits and individually.

http://www.sitech.se/recall2.html

Wednesday, April 22 2009

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE FOR MARES DRY SUIT USERS
Posted By at 12:53 PM

WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT SITECH (The manufacturer of) DRY SUIT INFLATION HOSES SUPPLIED TO MOBBY’s, THE PRODUCER OF MARES DRYSUITS ANNOUNCED A RECALL ON THEIR LOW PRESSURE INFLATION HOSES. THESE HOSES ARE SUBJECT TO A RECALL FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PLASTIC FLOW RESTRICTING INSERT!

All end consumers/owners must send the inflator hose back to the Mares Dealer where the suit was purchased or to the MARES US SERVICE CENTER so that the insert can be removed at no charge.

http://www.divenewswire.com/NewsITems.aspx?newsID=10212

Thursday, February 26 2009

Silent Diving Systems Recalls Scuba Diving Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 10:44 AM

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: Crimped Low Pressure Diving Hoses

Importer: Silent Diving Systems LLC, of Center Conway, N.H.

Hazard: Diving hoses may have been made without crimps, which can allow gas to leak or water to enter into the re-breather unit of the scuba diving equipment, posing a drowning hazard to the user.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09722.html

Monday, December 1 2008

Ambient Pressure Diving Hose Recall
Posted By at 11:54 AM

Some hoses fitted to APD products could be unsafe due to insufficiently crimped connector fittings. The fittings should be crimped so that eight flats are clearly visible on the fitting collar. If the collar is smoothly rounded, crimping has not been done. There is a risk of the hose fittings coming away from the hose.

http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/News/Article.aspx?newsid=985963

Brownie's Third Lung Recalls Air Compressors Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 11:51 AM

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

Name of Product: Air Compressors

Manufacturer: Brownie's Third Lung of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hazard: The air compressor's components can fail, which could cause a stoppage of air flow. This poses a risk of drowning to users.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09049.html

Wednesday, September 17 2008

Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators
Posted By at 3:06 PM

Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard

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: Apeks Second Stage Scuba Regulators

Hazard: These regulators can be missing the diaphragm cover which can cause the diaphragm to become displaced during a dive, allowing water to enter the scuba regulator. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

Description: This recall involves Apeks TX, ATX, and XTX second stage regulators that have never been serviced. Apeks and TX, ATX, or XTX is printed on the regulator.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08402.html

Thursday, September 11 2008

Aqua Lung Recalls Scuba Regulators and Adapters Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 10:01 AM

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: Titan DIN 1st Stage Scuba Regulators and Titan/Conshelf DIN Scuba Adaptors

Manufacturer: Aqua Lung USA, of Vista, Calif.

Hazard: Over-tightening of the DIN retainer by a technician during installation can result in the retainer breaking under pressure, a rapid escape of air from the scuba cylinder, and the regulator detaching from the scuba cylinder. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08393.html

Friday, July 11 2008

Recall of Titan / Conshelf DIN Handwheel Retainers
Posted By at 11:27 PM

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.

http://www.aqualung.com/constant_contact/AL_news_titan_recall_cns.html

Limited Recall of Apeks TX, ATX
Posted By at 11:26 PM

CONSUMER BULLETIN

SUBJECT: Limited Recall of 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.

http://www.aqualung.com/constant_contact/apeks_recall_tx_atx_xtx_2nd_cns.html

Thursday, June 26 2008

Poseidon Issues Product Safety Notice
Posted By at 9:45 PM

Potential defect discovered in certain Poseidon BCD Models

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.

http://www.diverwire.com/RssFeedDisplay.aspx?NewsID=9588http://www.diverwire.com/RssFeedDisplay.aspx?NewsID=9588

Tuesday, April 1 2008

Whites Recalls LP Hose
Posted By at 10:07 AM

Name of Product: Quick Connect LP Inflate Hose 29", VLSITINF 32120

Manufacturer: Whites

Hazard: Certain Dry suits that are equipped with inflation valves will also include the low pressure inflator hose. There is a possibility that the low pressure hose quick connect will snap off of the hose. Shipment of hoses in question began on Sept. 1st, 2007.

http://www.whitesdiving.com/enews/Recall_02-18-2008.pdf

Tuesday, December 11 2007

Oceanic and AERIS SCUBA Regulator First Stages Recalled
Posted By at 12:19 PM

ROMI Recalls SCUBA Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard

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: Oceanic and AERIS SCUBA Regulator First Stages

An internal component that seals air between the high pressure first-stage and the intermediate pressure second-stage can fail. This can result in uncontrolled flow of air to the diver and pose a risk of serious injury or death.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08127.html

Friday, October 26 2007

Important Notice for Aqua Lung Customers
Posted By at 10:13 AM

Aqua Lung S.O.S. product owners need to take special notice.

Dear Aqua Lung Customer,

It has come to our attention 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.


http://www.diverwire.com/RssFeedDisplay.aspx?NewsID=9134

Oceanic Worldwide Announces Voluntary Recall of FDX-10 and CDX-5 First Stage Regulators
Posted By at 4:36 AM

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.

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.

http://www.oceanicworldwide.com/safety_notices_dxseat.html

Thursday, August 30 2007

M&J Engineering Recalls Swivels for Scuba Diving Masks Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 4:56 AM

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: AGA Swivels for Scuba Diving Masks

Manufacturer: M&J Engineering, of Poway, Calif.

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

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07293.html

Thursday, May 31 2007

Innovative Scuba Concepts Recalls Diving Regulator Components Due to Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 5:03 PM

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

Importer: Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc., of Colorado Springs, Colo.

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.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07200.html

Wednesday, May 23 2007

IMPORTANT-Regulator Recall-Apeks
Posted By at 7:40 AM

There maybe a potential problem with the yoke clamp screw on any yoke clamp type regulator with the serial number starting from 7010001 - 7053528. All Apeks dealers have been made aware of this issue.

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

Apeks apologizes 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 is the only reasonable course of action.

Please contact the Technical Department at Aqua Lung America at 877-253-DIVE (3483) if you need any assistance or have any further query.
Sincerely,

Apeks - an Aqua Lung Company

Wednesday, February 14 2007

Pelagic Recalls Digital Dive Computers (Oceanic/Aeris) Due to Decompression Hazard
Posted By at 4:07 PM

February 28, 2007 - 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.

The recall involves Oceanic-brand ATOM 2.0 and AERIS-brand EPIC dive computers.

Hazard: When performing a switch from one gas to another during a dive, the dive computer’s display will lock up and not return to the main dive screen that displays dive times. This can cause divers to enter decompression unknowingly or the diver could ascend prematurely, resulting in decompression sickness.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07117.html

Tuesday, October 3 2006

Scubapro® Recalls MK 20 Scuba Regulators for Service
Posted By at 5:15 PM

WASHINGTON -- The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Scubapro® MK 20 First Stage Regulators

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.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07501.html

Tuesday, August 8 2006

URGENT RECALL: Diving Unlimited International, Inc. (DUI) AC Valves - Date: 1988-20-23
Posted By at 12:55 PM

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Diving Unlimited International, Inc. (DUI) of San Diego, California is announcing a recall of its AC (air control) dry suit valve because the valve malfunctions.

The DUI AC valve is used on SCUBA diving dry suits. The DUI AC valve deflates or inflates the diving dry suit to allow the diver to equalize air pressure while ascending or descending in the water by pressing on the valve. The AC valve differs from the standard 2-valve system commonly used in dry suits, where air intake and outflow are controlled by two separate valves.

http://www.cdnn.info/recall/dui_880620/dui_880620.html

Thursday, June 22 2006

Oceanic Recalls Digital Dive Computer Due to Decompression Hazard
Posted By at 1:20 PM

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: Versa Pro 2A Digital Dive Computer

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 decompression sickness.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06194.html

Wednesday, June 21 2006

SUUNTO D9 AND D6 DIVING INSTRUMENTS
Posted By at 9:23 AM

Suunto Oy has identified a software bug in the D9 and D6 diving 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. For further information please read more here. Therefore, Suunto is requesting that the D9 and D6 products with the serial numbers listed below shall be returned for a software update that eliminates this issue.

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

Suunto strongly recommends that D9 or D6 should not be used for diving before the unit has been updated with the latest software. If the product is used before updating the software, backup instrumentation must also be used.

http://www.suuntoservice.com/safetynotice/diving/

Wednesday, June 7 2006

Scubapro® X650 Diving Regulators Recalled for Drowning Hazard
Posted By at 4:42 PM

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: Scubapro® X650 Second Stage Regulator

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.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06177.html

Ocean Management Systems Announce Recall of SCUBA Manifolds
Pelagic Recalls certain Oceanic and Aeris BC Inflators
Halcyon Stainless Steel Power Inflator Recall
Aeris Recalls Power Inflators on certain Atmos BC's
Oceanic Announces Some BCs Require Inflator Replacement
Halcyon Stainless Steel Power Inflator Recall
Important Safety Bulletin on Aqua Lung ABS Octopus
Important Safety Bulletin on Aqua Lung BC Inflators!
Swimways Corp. Announce Recall of Swim Trainers
UWATEC Announces Recall of Smart Dive Computers
Swimways Corp. Announce Recall of Pool Dive Sticks
PADI Recalls Select Recreational Dive Planners (RDPs).
UWATEC AG Announce Recall of 1995 Dive Computers
Oceanic USA Announce Recall of Scuba Regulators
Recall of SCUBAPRO/UWATEC(tm) Dive Computer Consoles
Sherwood SCUBA is recalling about Maximus regulators
Custom Buoyancy Has Recalled Scuba Diving Devices
Diving Unlimited Has Recalled Scuba Diving Devices
DUI Announce Recall of BCS Over Pressure Valves (OPV)
Atomic Aquatics T1, B1 and Z1 Scuba Regulators Recalled
K-Mart Recalls Children's Swim Masks
Aeris: Savant, Atmos Pro, Atmos Sport, 100S & 300G
Durapro Systems: BCD (five different models)
Sea & Sea Underwater Camera Strobe Lights
Kmart Healthways Ocean Side Dive Masks
Light & Motion Industries (LMI): Source-12 Battery Pack
Life Support Products: LSP 270-020 & LSP 280-020
Mares America Corp. Guardian Dive Computers
Nikonos: Speedlight SB-103
Scubapro G500 Second Stage Regulators
Trelleborg Viking Sport Dry Suit Air Inlet Hose
Trident Diving Equipment screw-in DIN Tank Valve Caps