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February 23, 2005
Cressi-Sub Recall of SCUBA Buoyancy Compensators
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cressi-sub USA, of Westwood, N.J. is recalling about 1,000 Cressi-sub Buoyancy Compensators. A slow leak from the shoulder exhaust caused by expansion of an internal cable housing could result in slow deflation. This could impact the diver’s ability to control buoyancy.
February 22, 2005
Head USA Inc. Recall of SCUBA Diving Computers
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Head USA Inc., of Norwalk, Conn. is recalling 181 SCUBA Diving Computers. The dive computers were improperly calibrated, resulting in incorrect calculations. Diving with an improperly calibrated dive computer can provide inaccurate “No Decompression (no stop) Time,” “Decompression Time,” “Desaturation Time” and “No Fly Time.” This could result in divers suffering serious injuries, including decompression sickness.
December 9, 2004
SCUBAPRO Recall of Converter Kit
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), SCUBAPRO of El Cajon, CA is voluntarily recalling 3,300 converter for Air 2 Alternate Inflation Regulator. An insufficient bond may cause a break in the converter coupling which could impact the diver?s ability to control buoyancy.
November 17, 2004
Ocean Management Systems Recall of SCUBA Manifolds
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ocean Management Systems, Inc., of Middletown, NY. is voluntarily recalling about 140 rotating cross bar SCUBA Manifolds. Undersized o-rings installed on the cross bar can cause a loss of breathing air from the SCUBA cylinder, presenting a risk of drowning.
September 2, 2004
Pelagic Pressure Systems Recall of SCUBA BC Inflators
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pelagic Pressure Systems, of San Leandro, Calif. is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,600 Oceanic-brand Reliant Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators and AERIS-brand AW3 BC Inflators. The Power Inflator Buttons can stick, which can cause uncontrolled inflation of the BC. This could cause divers to ascend too fast, resulting in decompression sickness as well as the danger of an embolism.
September 2, 2004
IBM Recall of AC Adapters for Notebook Computers
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., of Armonk, N.Y. is voluntarily recalling about 225,000 AC Power Adapters. The adapters can overheat, cause damage to the circuit board and melt through the housing, which poses a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.
July 17, 2003
UWATEC Recall of Smart Dive Computers
February 5, 2003
UWATEC AG Recall of 1995 Aladin Air X NitrOx Dive Computers
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), UWATEC AG, of Hallwil, Switzerland, is voluntarily recalling about 390 dive computers manufactured in 1995 and sold under the model name Aladin Air X NitrOx. Software in the dive computers may inaccurately calculate desaturation times, resulting in possible decompression sickness under aggressive dive conditions.
December 3, 2002
Scuba Regulators Recalled by Oceanic USA
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Oceanic USA, of San Leandro, Calif., is recalling about 24,700 Oceanic CDX first stage regulators used for scuba diving. Extreme vibration can occur within these CDX regulators, which can cause an air leakage underwater. Divers could run out of air and drown.
July 18, 2002
SCUBAPRO/UWATEC™ Dive Computer Consoles Recalled by Johnson Outdoors Inc.
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Johnson Outdoors Inc., of Racine, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 1,700 SCUBAPRO/UWATEC™ dive computer consoles. The U-Line™ submersible pressure gauge that is part of the dive consoles can malfunction and display inaccurate pressure readings. Divers using the consoles could fail to decompress properly during a dive, causing decompression sickness.

April 30, 2002
Maximus Regulators Recalled by Sherwood SCUBA
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sherwood SCUBA LLC, of Irvine, Calif., is recalling about 14,000 Maximus SCUBA regulators. The second stage orifices on these regulators can be cracked, bent or broken. This can result in a loss of breathing air underwater.

January 30, 2002
Custom Buoyancy Inc. Recalls Scuba Diving Devices
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Custom Buoyancy Inc. (CBI), of Torrance, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 7,700 overpressure valves (OPV) used with buoyancy control systems. The overpressure valve can stick in the open position, posing a drowning hazard to divers.
December 19, 2001
Diving Unlimited International Recalls Scuba Diving Devices
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Diving Unlimited International (DUI) Inc., of San Diego, Calif., is recalling about 3,500 Overpressure Valves (OPV) used with Buoyancy Control Systems. The overpressure valve can stick in the open position, posing a drowning hazard to divers.
May 3, 2001
Scuba Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) Recalled by Sheico PKS Inc.
April 18, 2001
Scuba Regulators Recalled by Atomic Aquatics
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atomic Aquatics Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 scuba regulators. The regulator's first stage spring can break causing restricted airflow, posing a drowning hazard to consumers.
June 16, 1998
Scuba Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) Recalled by Durapro Systems
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Durapro Systems, of Homosassa, Fla., is recalling about 1,955scuba buoyancy compensator devices (BCDs). Under normal scuba diving conditions,the hoses on these BCDs can separate from the jacket, and possibly cause drowning.
October 15, 1997
Guardian Dive Computers Recalled by Mares America
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mares America Corp. of Norwalk, Conn., is recalling about 1,200 dive computers used to determine dive depth, dive time and other automatic measurements during scuba diving. Guardian dive computers can fail to function when water leaks into the battery compartment during a dive. Also, the computer can malfunction by not automatically switching on during a dive or the computer control buttons on the computer can fail to operate properly. These failures could result in divers suffering decompression sickness, which can lead to significant injury.
Mark Ross
Dive Masks Recall by Kmart
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Kmart of Troy, Mich., is recalling about 74,000Healthways Ocean Side dive masks. The glass in the masks can break intosharp pieces and cut divers.
MARK ROSS
G500 Second Stage Regulators Recalled
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Scubapro of Sturtevant,Wis., a division of Johnson Worldwide Associates Inc., isrecalling about 1,800 G500 second stage regulators used inscuba diving. The VIVA control knobs on these regulators candetach during a dive allowing water to rush into theregulator, which could result in a diver drowning.
January 24, 1996
Air Inlet Hose Recalled by Trelleborg Viking
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Trelleborg Viking, Inc.,of Portsmouth, N.H., is announcing the voluntary recall ofapproximately 5,000 Viking Sport Dry Suit Air Inlet HoseAssemblies for use as scuba diving equipment. If the hoseassembly is not properly seated in the air inlet valve onthe diver's suit, a free-flow of air into the dry dive suitmay occur. If this occurs during a dive, and a diver failsto take standard precautions, death or serious injury,including air embolism, may result.
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