The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled Hollis Digital Dive Computers due to drowning hazards. The dive computer, when used with an optional integrated transmitter, can malfunction and display an incorrect tank pressure reading to the diver. A diver could unknowingly deplete their air supply based on the reading, resulting in drowning. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Recall Summary

Units

About 1,000

Description

The recall includes Hollis brand DG03 dive computers with serial numbers 100 through 1142 that may be used with integrated transmitters that monitor tank pressure. The round black 2-1/2 inch diameter computer has a digital screen and is worn on the diver's wrist like a watch. The name of the product, Hollis DG03, is printed on the front of the unit and the serial number is printed on the back of the unit. These computers allow scuba divers to measure the time and depth of a dive. Only dive computers with software labeled Revision 1A, viewed on the computer's display are included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries

Hollis has received two reports of dive computers malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the recalled dive computers until the unit's operating system is upgraded to revision 1B. Consumers can download the upgrade from the firm's website or contact an authorized Hollis dealer for assistance.

Sold At

Authorized Hollis dealers nationwide from July 2011 through May 2013 for about $500

Manufacturer

Pelagic Pressure Systems, of San Leandro, Calif.

Manufactured in 

United States

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