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Note these are only the recalls we know have affected equipment owned by our dive club members.

Scuba.com maintains an extensive list of dive equipment recalls that's worth periodically checking against your own equipment list.

Suunto announces a recall of all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank Pods

Suunto has identified a potential safety risk affecting all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs which wirelessly transmit tank air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers. In two reported incidents, the exterior case of a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has failed during regular dry land pressure testing. Although extremely rare, this represents a potential risk of injury due to the risk of bursting.

Diver safety is of highest importance to Suunto. That is why Suunto has decided to initiate a recall of all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs.

All consumers who have a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter or Tank POD are instructed to bring their products to an authorized Suunto dive dealer or a Suunto Authorized Service Center for inspection and upgrade. The process is free of charge for the consumers. All Transmitters and Tank PODs must not be used before the upgrade has been made.

Suunto sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this. As a complementary service, Suunto will provide a battery replacement free of charge and a one-year warranty from the date of inspection for all upgraded products.

Sunnto 24-hour Support Line: (USA) +1 855 258 0900 (toll free)

Aqualung recalls all SureLock II Rubber Weight Pocket Handles

Aqualung has recalled ALL SureLock II Rubber Weight Pocket Handles. This is a second recall and includes any original SureLock II's as well as those replaced in the first recall of these handles in 2014. This applies to their use in multiple Aqualung brands such as US Divers, Seaquest, etc.

SureLock II is the mechanical weight release system found on most Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators (BCs) beginning in 2009. Whether you have an original rubber handle or one of the revised rubber handles from the previous recall, Aqua Lung would now like to replace it with the latest generation handle, p/n 12396.

Aqua Lung is concerned about the life expectancy of both models of rubber handles. A failure may occur due to separation of the rubber, cracking, tearing or breaking. If this were to occur during a dive, the weight pocket would be left engaged inside the BC. While there are no known occurrences of this happening underwater, and there have not been any reported injuries, Aqua Lung believes that a recall is the safe and prudent thing to do. The newest generation of handle does not rely upon rubber and is considered much stronger and safer. ”

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

Consumer Contact - for additional assistance please call (855) 355-7170.

Scubapro recalls their Mark20 First Stage Regulator

Scubapro is recalling Scubapro MK20 first stage regulators because the products may be damaged during servicing, creating a potential for drowning.

Scubapro's notice says no injuries or underwater incidents have been reported. But they have received eight reports of units that failed after being serviced. 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. In that event, air flow could be interrupted to the diver.

The recall affects Scubapro MK20 first stage regulators sold from January 1996 through December 2001 Consumers can tell if the affected regulators have had the required upgrade by counting the vents on the plastic saddle located on the regulaor.

Owners of Scubapro MK20 first stage regulators affected by the recall should stop using the defective regulators immediately and contact Scubapro.

Suunto recalls D6 and D9 Dive Computers

Suunto has announced a recall of some D6 and D9 dive computers due to a software bug that causes the affected units to track dive time incorrectly. This could cause incorrect calculation of decompression requirements which could lead to decompression sickness.

The D9 and D6 diving instruments are advanced, gas-switching, multi-mode, decompression dive wristop computers. The products included are: the D9 model with serial numbers 62102582 and below; and the D6 model with serial numbers 62103693 and below. The serial number is located on the side of the product. The model number is located on the back of the product.

Oddly, we could find no immediately apparent link from these computers' product pages to descriptions of this problem on Suunto's web site. There is only one indirect link on their service pages that does not mention a particular risk, but simply says they do not recommend diving with these computers until their software has been updated.

Scubapro recalls their X650 Second Stage Regulator

SCUBAPRO is conducting a voluntary recall of the X650 second stage regulator. A manufacturing error could cause the main housing of some regulators to change shape over time, and the cover and diaphragm to become dislodged. If this occurs, air flow will be interrupted and the regulator will no longer function. Only X650 second stage regulators purchased from authorized Scubapro dealers from November 2004 through May 2006, are affected by this recall. You can determine if you have one of these units by looking for a visible raised bump located on the right side of the regulator between the letter “C” and where the mouthpiece attaches to the regulator body.

Scubapro recalls converter coupling for their Air 2 Alternate Inflation Regulators

SCUBAPRO is conducting a voluntary recall of the Air 2 Converter Kit. The converter is a plastic cylinder that permits an Air 2 Alternate Inflation Regulator to be attached to a non-SCUBAPRO buoyancy compensator. The Air 2 Converter Kits were sold beginning October 8, 2003. They were also included in the box of the Air 2 Alternate Inflation Regulator beginning December 19, 2003. A break in the converter coupling could occur which will impact the diver's ability to control buoyancy. For safety reasons, if you dive with an Air 2 Alternate Inflation Regulator on a non-SCUBAPRO buoyancy compensator we ask that you immediately stop use and bring your buoyancy compensator with the Air 2 intact to your Authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer for evaluation. IF YOU ARE DIVING WITH A SCUBAPRO BUOYANCY COMPENSATOR, YOU ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL.

Dacor recalls their Darwin Air and Darwin Console Dive Computers

HTM Sport S.p.A., Manufacturer of Dacor and Mares Dive Computers, has discovered that during production, a small number of Dacor Darwin and Mares M1 dive computers were improperly calibrated, resulting in erroneous calculations displayed regarding "No Dec Time", Deco Time", "Air Time", "Desat Time" and "No Fly" times. The specific products that may have this defect are in the following groups:Darwin Air, Darwin Console and Mares M1 Dive Computers. THE MARES M1 RGBM MODEL IS NOT INVOLVED. * DARWIN AIR: Serial Numbers between 3265 and 3415 * DARWIN CONSOLE: Serial Numbers between 8503 and 8592 * MARES M1: Serial Numbers between 22783 and 22902 Serial Numbers between 23019 and 23045 IF YOU ARE THE OWNER OF ONE OF THE DIVE COMPUTERS WITH A SERIAL NUMBER LISTED ABOVE, DO NOT USE IT! DIVING WITH AN IMPROPERLY CALIBRATED DIVE COMPUTER WILL PROVIDE INACCURATE NO DECOMPRESSION TIME, DECOMPRESSION TIME, AND NO FLY TIME, AND COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY, INCLUDING DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, FROM OMITTED OR UNCORRECT DECOMPRESSION! Take your dive computer IMMEDIATELY to your Authorized Dacor or Mares Dealer for repair. You should expect to receive it back within 60 days.

PADI Recalls Recreational Dive Planners

PADI Issues Urgent Product Recall

( February 11 2003)

The training agency's recreational dive planner dive tables may have printing errors. Several versions of the product being recalled for safety purposes.

PADI 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. These tables may be included in Open Water and Enriched Air Crew Paks, book and table combinations, CD-ROM combinations and individual tables shipped between 1 October 2002 and 31 January 2003.

While analysis of the problems shows that the risk of injury from the errors is remote, for the sake of safety, we ask that you immediately check any RDP that you purchased or received during this period

Instructions on how to check your table(s) and a complete list of product numbers and production codes is located at http://www.padi.com/rdprecall or you may take your table to any PADI Dive Center/Resort.


In the United States and Canada, you may call our toll free number at 866-698-0974 or worldwide

For specific details, click here:
PADI Product Recall link

or write us at the address below for further information on this recall:

Attn: RDP Exchange
30151 Tomas Street
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Luxfer announces trade-in program for older aluminum alloy scuba tanks.

Luxfer announces trade-in program for 6351-alloy scuba tanks

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2002)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders has announced a new scuba tank trade-in program to enable owners of older Luxfer scuba tanks manufactured in the U.S. from 6351 aluminum alloy to trade in their tanks and receive credit toward the purchase of new scuba tanks made from Luxfer’s proven, proprietary 6061 alloy. Luxfer will implement the simple four-step program outlined below on January 1, 2003. The program will end on December 31, 2003. This is a limited one-year offer!

1. To determine whether your Luxfer scuba tank is made from 6351 aluminum alloy, check the original hydrostatic test date (the earliest date) stamped on the crown. (Look for a month/year combination, such as 3/75.) If the stamped year is 1972 through 1987, the tank is made from 6351 alloy. A limited number of Luxfer scuba tanks were also made from 6351 alloy during the first half of 1988. If you have a 1988 tank with an original hydrostatic test date of 6/88 or earlier, Luxfer will assume that it is a 6351-alloy tank and issue an RG number. Tanks with an original hydrostatic test date of 7/88 or later are made from 6061 alloy and are not eligible for the trade-in program.

2. Call the Luxfer Customer Service Department toll-free (1-800-764-0366) and report the number of 6351-alloy tanks to be exchanged. A Luxfer customer service representative will ask you for the model number, serial number and original hydrostatic test date for each tank, as well as your return mailing information. The representative will then issue you a returned goods (RG) authorization number and tell you how to ship tanks to Luxfer in order to receive a special $50 credit voucher for each tank.

3. Send your 6351-alloy scuba tanks directly to Luxfer’s plants in Graham, North Carolina, or Riverside, California (whichever is closest).

4. Luxfer will mail you a $50 voucher for each tank. You may redeem these vouchers toward the purchase of new Luxfer 6061-alloy scuba tanks at any participating dive shop or retail store.

Remember, this limited program will only be available during 2003—so don’t delay!


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