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DiveAlert- Models DA2, DP2 & DV2 Recall Due to Drowning Hazard


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 info@divealert.com. Website information, go to www.divealert.com.

Required recall form to be returned with coupling.

 

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