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Shearwater Recalls Diving Transmitters Due to Drowning Hazard

  • Shearwater Wireless Yellow Pressure Transmitters
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.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
February 21, 2019
Units:
About 900 (in addition, about 65 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Shearwater Research toll free at 888-875-9745 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at info@shearwater.com or online at www.shearwater.com and click on Community for more information. 

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled transmitters and contact the firm to arrange a free repair or exchange of the transmitter. 

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of loss of communication using the transmitter during a dive.

Sold At

Dive Right In Scuba and Online Scuba stores nationwide and online at www.divegearexpress.com and www.shearwater.com from June 2017 through November 2018 for about $350. 

Manufacturer(s):

Pelagic Pressure Systems, of San Leandro, Calif.

Manufactured In:
United States
Distributor(s):

Shearwater Research Inc., of Richmond, B.C. Canada

Recall number:
19-070
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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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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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