Manufacturer: Ideations DiveAlert
Product: DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS signaling devices
Hazard: The signaling device can malfunction when used and restrict the diver’s air flow, posing a drowning hazard.
Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS scuba dive signaling devices with model numbers DA2, DP2 or DV2. The signaling device is attached to the diver’s buoyancy 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.
Sold At: Dive equipment stores nationwide from July 2009 through May 2013 for between $70 and $90.
Units: About 2,500
Consumer Contact: DiveAlert, at (800) 275-4332 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.divealert.com and click on Recall for more information