Phoenix, AZ – Suunto Dive Computers has issued a limited recall on one specific batch of high-pressure rubber hoses that comes with various dive computers.
The reason: The rubber is defective, causing the hose to leak or rupture, and leading to a higher-than-normal loss of air. Suunto apparently caught the problem during the manufacturing process; no known injuries have been reported. However, Suunto has advised, “This defect may cause the high pressure rubber hose to leak or rupture leading to loss of breathing gas at higher than anticipated rate which may result in severe injury or death“. The suspect batch is #1812, and the number is stamped on the hose. Products that use this high-pressure hose include Cobra, Cobra 3, SM-36 pressure gauges and gauge combos, as well as Vyper and Zoop when purchased as dive computer combo products.
What to do: Suunto officials are instructing all customers who bought any of the products listed above after November 2012 to look at the manufacturing batch code number on the hose. If it lists #1812, return the computer for a free hose change. You can use Suunto’s Web site to return/exchange the item. Or, you can bring the hose to an Academy of Scuba location and we will assist you with the return/exchange for a nominal $6 postage fee.
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