FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2013
Report No. S15-20130506-AD53F-999999566
DiveAlert Models DA2, DP2 & DV2 Recalled Due to Drowning Hazard
The US 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: DiveAlert & DiveAlert PLUS DA2, DP2, DV2 signaling devices.
Units: About 2,500
Manufacturer: DiveAlert, of Seattle, Washington
Hazard: The female coupling poppet o-ring can come dislodged which in turn could result in reduced air flow to alternate regulator / inflation systems which could pose a drowning hazard.
Incidents / Injuries: None reported
Description: This voluntary recall involves DiveAlert & DiveAlert PLUS models DA2, DP2, & DV2 signaling devices. (These models are specifically designed to fit the Aqualung AirSource *includes AirSource3 QD*, Oceanic Air XS, Aeris AirLink, and Mares Air Control alternate regulator / inflation systems.) These devices fit inline to the BCD alternate regulator / inflation system, and use the high pressure gas in a scuba cylinder to activate a loud surface horn or an underwater percussion noise. The signaling devices in question have no stamped writing on the female coupling collar. ONLY model DA2, DP2, & DV2 couplings with no writing stamped on the collar are included in the recall. No other DiveAlerts, or any Aqualung, Oceanic, Aeris, or Mares alternate regulator / inflation system are included in the recall.
Sold At: Authorized DiveAlert dealers and distributors from July 2009 to May 2013.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled DiveAlerts and return the device to an authorized DiveAlert dealer or to DiveAlert for a free repair. The repair consists of the replacing of the defective female coupling.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DiveAlert toll-free at (800) 275-4332 between 8 am and 5 pm PT Monday through Friday or contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website information, go to www.divealert.com.
Required recall form to be returned with coupling.