Hollis Recalls Digital Dive Computers Due to Drowning Hazard

Jul 11, 2013, 10:07 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Hollis DG03 Dive Computers

Hazard: The dive computer, when used with an optional integrated transmitter, can malfunction and display an incorrect tank pressure reading to the diver. A diver could unknowingly deplete their air supply based on the reading, resulting in drowning.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact:
Hollis toll-free at (888) 383-3483 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail at info@hollisgear.com or online at www.hollisgear.com and click Safety Notices for more information.

Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Hollis-Recalls-Digital-Dive-Computers/

Recall Details

Units: About 1,000

Description: The recall includes Hollis brand DG03 dive computers with serial numbers 100 through 1142 that may be used with integrated transmitters that monitor tank pressure. The round black 2-1/2 inch diameter computer has a digital screen and is worn on the diver's wrist like a watch. The name of the product, Hollis DG03, is printed on the front of the unit and the serial number is printed on the back of the unit. These computers allow scuba divers to measure the time and depth of a dive. Only dive computers with software labeled Revision 1A, viewed on the computer's display are included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: Hollis has received two reports of dive computers malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.  

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled dive computers until the unit's operating system is upgraded to revision 1B. Consumers can download the upgrade from the firm's website or contact an authorized Hollis dealer for assistance.  

Sold at: Authorized Hollis dealers nationwide from July 2011 through May 2013 for about $500.

Manufacturer: Pelagic Pressure Systems, of San Leandro, Calif.  

Manufactured in: United States

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Recall Number: 13-236

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission