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Suunto Recalls Wireless Tank Transmitter and Tank POD Due to Injury Hazard

  • Old Model (pre-2013) - Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter with black cone-shaped cone with SUUNTO, FINLAND on top, with black plastic base.
  • LED model (2013 to April 2017) - Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter with black cone-shaped cone with SUUNTO FINLAND on top, with transparent base with LED light.
  • Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter (Tank Pod) with black cone-shaped cone with SUUNTO FINLAND on top, with transparent base with LED light.
Name of Product:
Wireless Tank Transmitter and Tank POD
Hazard:

The exterior plastic case of the Wireless Tank Transmitter and Wireless Tank POD can burst during pre-dive pressure testing, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
October 04, 2017
Units:
About 35,500 (in addition, about 4,000 in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Suunto Customer Support toll free at 855-258-0900, anytime or online at http://www.suunto.com/. A list of dealers and authorized service centers can be found at www.suunto.com/dealer-locator. Consumers can also use the free Suunto Online Service Request at www.suunto.com/servicerequest to schedule a picked up from their home or office.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Tank PODs: The Suunto Tank POD has a black cone-shaped plastic case with SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND printed in gray color on the case and a transparent plastic base. See photos below.

 

Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter
  • Reference Nos. SS019098000 and SS005397000
  • Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has a black cone-shaped plastic case – with “SUUNTO, FINLAND” printed on top of the case and a transparent or black plastic base.
  • Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length approximately 8 cm
Suunto Tank POD
  • Reference No. SS020306000
  • Suunto Tank POD has black cone-shaped plastic case with “SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND” printed in gray color on the case and a transparent plastic base.
  • Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length approximately 8 cm
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Wireless Tank Transmitter and Wireless Tank POD and return them to a Suunto dealer or Suunto Authorized Service Center for free inspection and repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been two incidents of the transmitters bursting during dry land pressure testing, including one report of bruising.  

Sold At

Nationwide at retailers specializing in scuba diving equipment from October 2003 to April 2017 for about $440.

Manufactured In:
Finland
Importer(s):

SUUNTO OY of Vantaa, Finland.

Distributor(s):

SUUNTO OY of Vantaa, Finland.

Recall number:
18-003
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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