Mares issue a voluntary recall on inflators

Mares has issued a voluntary recall on some of their products using a specific inflator.

Mares inflator recall March 21st, 2019

Problem description

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.

Affected Products

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.

Links

Manufaturer website: https://www.mares.com/en-IC/sports/extended-range/recall/?fbclid=IwAR3Siur2EyI3i8D2fAAKGdeg-9O04x3cAmOfEK-4dXQCxQMQA2XTOmZGUKM

PFD with more details: https://www.head.com/fileadmin/content/Mares/Files/Inflator-Recall-Consumers-SM21Mar2019final-W.pdf

Shearwater issue a recall on transmitters

Shearwater has issued a recall on their yellow diving transmitters which were sold from June 2017 through November 2018.

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.

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

Links and more details can be found on the Recalls and safety notices for diving gear page.

Zeagle issue a recall on Sport buoyancy compensators

2018-10-23

Zeagle Sprot buoyancy compensator

Zeagle (Huish Outdoors) has issued a recall on a range of its Sport line of buoyancy compensators. The affected equipment was sold between 2015 and 2018.

There is a possibility that the inflator button may break letting all air out of the buoyancy compensator.

Buoyancy compensator inflator close up

It is advised to stop using the affected products and contact the manufacturer.

Links and more details can be found on the Recalls and safety notices for diving gear page