Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks WTX Power Inflators Due to Drowning Hazard

The oral inflator button is not properly bonded to the oral stem and can fall off during use, posing a leak of the buoyancy compensator contents.

Recall date: June 30, 2010
Recall number: 10-286
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Power Inflator

Hazard:

The oral inflator button is not properly bonded to the oral stem and can fall off during use, posing a leak of the buoyancy compensator contents. This poses a drowning hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information contact the firm toll-free at (877) 253-3483 or visit the firm’s website at www.aqualung.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,380 in the U.S., 530 in Canada

Description

The power inflator is the black mouthpiece with the two brass buttons at the end of the corrugated hose. The recall involves all models of the Apeks WTX power inflators. Some of the recalled components were included on complete air cells. Those model numbers are: 388032, 388060, 388080, 388145, 388260, and 42775. The model number of the air cell can be found on the tag sewn on the center of the air cell or bladder.

Incidents/Injuries

Aqua Lung America has received one report of a consumer’s oral inflate button falling off during use. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should stop diving with their recalled power inflator and bring it or send it to an authorized Apeks dealer. The dealer will apply a free fix. Consumers may also ask for and receive a free replacement product.

Sold at

Diving stores in the U.S. and Canada from November 2006 through March 2010 for between $53 and $70 for the component and between $280 and $520 for the air cells.

Importer(s)

Aqua Lung America of Vista, Calif.

Manufactured in

California

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