Atomic Aquatics has learned of an issue that may affect low-pressure rubber hoses rendering them unsafe for use.
They were either sold with regulators or separately between July of 2017 and February of 2019.
These images provide an example of hose stamps that are covered in the recall.
Low-Pressure Atomic Aquatics Hoses bearing the date stamps D0717, D0817, D0917, D1017, D1117, D1217, D0118, D0218, D0318, D0418, D0518, D0718, D0918, D1018, D1118, AA119, or AA219 will be replaced free of charge by Huish Outdoors.
Mares has issued a voluntary recall on some of their products using a specific inflator.
Under certain circumstances the deflation button could come unscrewed which could result in loss of the seal at the mouthpiece. This in turn would result in loss of buoyancy that could potentially lead to an accident and serious injury or death, hence Mares has decided to issue a VOLUNTARY product recall to protect the safety of the diver.
The problem arises because insufficient torque was applied during the assembly of a small lot of these inflators. The inflators are produced by a third party supplier who has used the same principle on hundreds of thousands of inflators without problems. The issue at hand is limited to a small lot due to a change in its production process, which has already been rectified. The problem is solved by applying the correct torque when assembling the button. For added safety, a special glue is now added on the threads.
Inflators assembled with proper torque and glue are marked with an X on the body and ID started with 19.XX.XXX as described above. IF THE INFLATOR BODY PRESENTS THE X and ID started with 19.XX.XXX AS IN THE PICTURE, IT HAS BEEN ASSEMBLED PROPERLY AND CAN BE USED FOR DIVING.
The recall concerns only the following products: Code Description 417511 Donut Bladder Single Tank – XR Line 417512 Donut Bladder Twin Tank – XR Line 417536 Sidemount Pure Light Bladder – XR Line 417539 Red Devil Single Backmount set – XR Line 417540 Red Devil Single Backmount set SSI – XR Line 417547 Pure Light Sidemount complete set – XR Line 417550 Silver Knight Single BM set – XR Line 417551 Blue Battle Single Backmount set – XR Line
What to do if you have one of the products or not sure about a product?
If you own one of the products listed at the beginning of this letter and have identified it to be affected by the recall by recognizing the inflator being a NEW MODEL and PART OF THE AFFECTED SERIAL NUMBER RANGE, IMMEDIATELY STOP DIVING WITH IT and contact your dealer or contact Mares directly at the phone number or email address listed below. If you are in doubt as to whether your product is affected or not, STOP DIVING WITH IT AND CONTACT YOUR DEALER OR CONTACT MARES at the phone number or email listed at the end of this letter.
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