WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/shearwater-recalls-diving-transmitters-due-to-drowning-hazard
Name of Product: Shearwater yellow diving pressure transmitters
Hazard: The transmitters can fail to signal the tank pressure due to interference while using two transmitters in the same dive. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled transmitters and contact the firm to arrange a free repair or exchange of the transmitter.
Shearwater Research toll free at 888-875-9745 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at [email protected] or online at www.shearwater.com and click on Community for more information.
Units: About 900 (in addition, about 65 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Shearwater yellow pressure diving transmitters. The transmitters provide a tank pressure reading for scuba divers. The transmitter is yellow, with a cylindrical shape and measures 3 inches in length. "FCC ID: MH8A" is printed on the end of the transmitter. Part number 13009 or 13009-01 is printed on the cardboard packaging along with an 8 digit serial number starting in FK or BM etched on the side.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of loss of communication using the transmitter during a dive.
Distributor: Shearwater Research Inc., of Richmond, B.C. Canada
Manufacturer: Pelagic Pressure Systems, of San Leandro, Calif.
Manufactured in: United States
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/69068r-eng.php
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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Recall Number: 19-070
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