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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Company Phone Number: (800) 382-2211
July 17, 2003
Release # 03-163
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: UWATEC Smart Dive Computers
Units: 6000 units
Manufacturer: UWATEC AG of Hallwil, Switzerland
Hazard: The computer's alert signal system may not work properly and the computer screen may freeze. This may cause inaccurate information to be displayed, such as water depth, tank pressure, and ascent rate, posing a risk to the safety of a diver.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the dive computers not working properly, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled units are the UWATEC Smart PRO and the Smart COM dive computers. The Smart PRO is offered as a console and as a wrist unit. The Smart COM only comes in a console model. The names of each unit appear on the computer case, along with the name "UWATEC."
Sold at: Authorized UWATEC dealers nationwide from February 2002 through June 2003 for between $638 and $910.
Manufactured in: Switzerland
Remedy: Consumers should contact UWATEC for a free replacement unit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call UWATEC American representatives at (800) 382-2211 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or register on the website at www.uwatec.com.
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