Important Manufacturer's
Recall Information


Atomic Aquatics Recalls Cobalt Dive Computer - 10/01/12  

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: Cobalt Dive Computer

Units: About 4,000 in the United States and 200 in Canada

Manufacturer: Atomic Aquatics, of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The unit can leak and cause the lens of the computer to blow off suddenly, which could result in impact injuries, and can cause a gas leak, posing a drowning hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 23 reports of leaks caused by the lens being forcefully expelled from the computer due to excess air pressure inside the computer. No injuries were reported.

Description: This recall involves Atomic Aquatics brand Cobalt dive computers. These handheld, console-style dive computers have LCD screens and four magnetic control buttons located below the screen. A fitting at the bottom of the computer connects to the high pressure hose of a scuba diving regulator. The name Atomic Aquatics logo is imprinted on the front of the console, below the screen. The recalled products can be identified by the manufacture dates, which are determined by the first four numbers of the serial number with the first 2 digits signifying the week of manufacture (01 through 52) and the second 2 digits signifying the year of manufacture (10, 11 or 12). The dates of manufacture are between May 31, 2010 and April 16, 2012. Serial numbers, 2210-XXXX through 1612-XXXX, can be found by scrolling to the "System Info" screen on the computer.

The recall affects all Cobalt computers with serial numbers that start with any of the following numbers:

10 Series:

2210, 2910, 4010, 4710, 5010

11 Series:

1111, 1711, 2611, 2811, 3211, 3311, 3411, 3511, 3611, 3711, 3811, 3911, 4011, 4111, 4211, 4511, 4611, 5211

12 Series: 

0812, 1112, 1212, 1312, 1412, 1612

Sold at: Authorized Atomic Aquatics dealers sold Cobalt dive computers from November 2010 through July 2012 for about $1200.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dive computers and return the unit to either an authorized Atomic Aquatics dealer or the Atomic Aquatics factory for inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Atomic Aquatics toll-free at (888) 270-8595 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or on firm's website at www.atomicaquatics.com. Consumers can also email the firm at sales@atomicaquatics.com


 

Aqua Lung/SeaQuest Recall Notice – SureLock™II Weight Pocket Handles - 10/10/12

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.

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


 

Recall of Apeks - TX/ATX/XTX 2nd Stages

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

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

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

 


Trident Diving Equipment

Safety Recall of Braided High Pressure Hose

We have been notified by the hose manufacturer that they have initiated a Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Recall for high pressure hoses that they manufactured during the certain date code ranges listed below. 

The failure mode is; that the hose can burst/detach at the crimp fitting that attaches to the first stage. When or if this occurs breathing air/gas is let out of the tank at an uncontrolled rate and may result in severe injury or death due to drowning.
 
Note this recall applies only to the specific lots of Braided  (HP) High-Pressure SCUBA hoses. This recall does NOT affect other hoses such as:  Low pressure regulator hoses, Rubber HP hoses and BCD inflator hoses.
 
Rather than wait for the CPSC recall to go into effect, and while only a very small number of hoses have actually been returned with this defect, we are proceeding with an abundance of caution to notify all retail Trident accounts and consumers who may have purchased these hoses CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO:
 



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