|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 543-9124
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Suunto D9 and D6 Model Wristop Dive Computers
Units: About 3,900
Manufacturer: Suunto Oy, of Finland
Hazard: These dive computers could incorrectly track dive time, which could cause incorrect calculation of decompression requirements. This could lead to decompression sickness.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The D9 and D6 diving instruments are advanced, gas-switching, multi-mode, decompression dive wristop computers. The products included are: the D9 model with serial numbers 62102582 and below; and the D6 model with serial numbers 62103693 and below. The serial number is located on the side of the product. The model number is located on the back of the product.
Sold at: Diving specialty shops nationwide, as well as various Web sites, from September 2004 through June 2006 for about $1,275 for the D9 (without wireless transmitter) and $900 for the D6.
Manufactured In: Finland
Remedy: Consumers should only use these dive computers with backup instrumentation. Consumers should bring the recalled units to the nearest authorized Suunto dealer for a software update to correct the problem. A free battery replacement and pressure testing will be provided as part of the free software update service. All updated products will be marked with an indelible white dot on the back of the unit, or with an engraved "U" near the serial number.
Consumer Contact: For additional information and a list of authorized retailers, visit Suunto's Web site at www.suunto.com, call Suunto at (800) 543-9124 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Friday, or email the firm at SuuntoD9-D6@nordictelecenter.fi
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
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