Shearwater Research Inc. recalls Yellow Scuba Tank Pressure Transmitters

Starting date:
February 21, 2019
Posting date:
February 21, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69068

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Shearwater Research Inc.

Affected products

Shearwater Research Yellow Scuba Tank Pressure Transmitters

Product description

This recall involves yellow cylindrical scuba tank pressure transmitters marked with FCC ID: MH8A, and parts number 13004 or 13004-01. The transmitters are three inches (approximately 7.62 centimetres) in length.

The recall notice does not include the grey transmitters or dive computers.

Hazard identified

Yellow scuba tank pressure transmitters may have the same transmission interval as grey transmitters. When the same diver uses transmitters of both colours, signal interference could be produced, causing dropped signals and loss of communication.

As of February 12, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 61 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, and approximately 526 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2017 to November 2018.

Place of origin

  • Manufactured in  the United States.

Companies

Distributor
Shearwater Research Inc
(Brand Manufacturer)
Richmond
British Columbia
CANADA
Manufacturer
Pelagic Pressure Systems
San Leandro
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled yellow scuba tank pressure transmitters and contact Shearwater Research directly to arrange for repair or exchange of the product.

For more information, consumers may contact Shearwater Research by telephone at 1-604-669-9958 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST, visit the company's website or email the firm.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.