The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled Dive Alert Emergency Signaling Devices by Ideations Due to Drowning Hazard.

 

Recall Details 

Units

About 2,500

Description

This recall involves DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS scuba dive signaling devices with model numbers DA2, DP2 and DV2. The signaling device is attached to the diver's bouyancy compensator device (BCD) power inflator/alternate regulator system by a chrome-plated brass coupling and is used to activate a loud surface horn or an underwater percussion noise to alert others in the event of a diver's emergency. The devices are also used in non-emergencies to get the attention of the pickup boat or other divers. The DA2 is black with an orange button, the DP2 is black with a gray knob and red button and has DiveAlert PLUS printed on it, and the DV2 is black and red. They can be used with Aqualung AirSource, Oceanic Air XS, Aeris Air Link and Mares Air Control regulator/inflators. Only these signaling devices without any stamped writing on the coupling's collar are included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled DiveAlert signaling devices and return them to an authorized DiveAlert dealer or to DiveAlert for free repair consists of replacing the defective female coupling.

Sold At

Dive equipment stores nationwide from July 2009 through May 2013 for between $70 and $90.

Manufacturer

Ideations DiveAlert, of Seattle, Wash.

Manufactured in

United States

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