From ALERT DIVER ONLINE.
Scuba equipment failure or malfunction is a relatively rare factor in diving-related accidents and fatalities. When it does occur, the most common and hazardous malfunctions involve regulators and buoyancy compensator (BC) power inflators.1Thus, a recent report to DAN® of a regulator failure was not necessarily surprising, but the cause in this particular case turned out to be quite unusual.
All SureLock II Rubber Weight Pocket Handles
Aqua Lung is conducting a voluntary recall of all SureLock II rubber weight pocket handles.
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.
Remedy: 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.
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Consumer Contact – for additional assistance please call (855) 355-7170 or visit
www.aqualung.com and click on the Recall Notice.
Law enforcement and fire rescue teams from four different states recently participated in a two-day Humminbird sonar training seminar in Fort. Collins, Colorado. The event was co-sponsored by Dive Rescue International and Black Laser Learning, Inc.
One of the most difficult tasks for Humminbird sonar operators is being able to identify a drowning victim. While the class attendees had a good understanding of how the Humminbird sonar works, this training helped them hone in on specific areas of knowledge and skills that are necessary to effectively operate the system and correctly interpret bottom imagery.
January 4, 2016 Canada, International News, National
Mustang-Survival If you have purchased any of the models of inflatable PFDs listed below from September 2014 onwards, please click the corresponding link below for important recall information. Canada: MD3153, MD3154 or MD3157: English Advisory Notice & FAQs | French Advisory Notice & FAQs – USA: MD3183, MD3184 or MD3188: US Advisory Notice & FAQs – Please note: Not all versions of the models listed above are affected by this recall advisory notice. Please ensure to read the advisory notice and follow the steps outlined in order to identify if your version is affected. Read the notice here:http://www.mustangsurvival.com/advisories?country=25
Voluntary Recall of certain Galileo Sol and Luna dive Computers
SCUBAPRO has notified the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that it is voluntarily recalling 1,486 UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol dive computers sold in the United States beginning May 7, 2015. This provides you with information on the recall along with details on the logistics that will be used to complete the recall.
We learned from a small number of consumer communications that certain Galileo dive computers experienced screen freezes. No injuries have been reported. Out of an abundance of caution, and consistent with our safety-first philosophy, SCUBAPRO is voluntarily recalling dive computers with specific serial numbers.
The affected products are UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol dive computers with these serial numbers:
Galileo LUNA: from 150422 0058 001 to 150903 0338 005
Galileo SOL: from 150423 0202 001 to 150921 0001 005
If your UWATEC Galileo Luna or Sol dive computer does not have a serial number in the ranges listed above, then it does not fall within the scope of this recall.
Consumers with affected computers should return them to an authorized SCUBAPRO dealer or to SCUBAPRO directly. Please call our toll free hotline at 1-800-790-3757 to register for the recall and we will mail you a return form
and a postage-prepaid box to return your affected units to us.
Consumers will receive free replacement units in early 2016.
Download the return form here: http://files.ctctcdn.com/…/151e7c86-0fa6-45b4-8356-126af6c7…
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