Recall Corner: Mares Nemo scuba dive computers
The latest entrants to Recall Corner are Mares Nemo Air Dive Computers.
These feature a digital screen that allows scuba divers to measure the time and depth of a dive, reports the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. They also perform other calculations for safe dive times and ascent rates.
Specifically, the voluntary recall involves the Mares Nemo Air Dive Computer, Nemo Air Dive Computer with Compass, Mares High Pressure Hose with Quick Connector for Nemo Air, and Quick Connector Assembly for Nemo Air.
The hazard is described as follows:
An O-ring in the high pressure air connector can fail and leak air, causing a continuous but slow loss of breathing gas, which could require a diver to surface quickly, posing a drowning hazard to divers
No injuries have been reported for the fault, but the recall of the Italian-made model is believed to cover 600 units.
The remedy is described thus:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dive computer and connectors, and return the products to their authorized Mares dive shop for a free replacement O-ring connector assembly. The O-rings in some units may already have been replaced, but this recall requires replacing the metal quick connector fitting at the end of the high pressure air hose that holds the O-ring. Replacement connector assemblies have a groove machined around the middle of the fitting, but recalled units do not. All consumers should take their Nemo Air dive computers to a Mares dive shop to confirm whether this connector fitting has been replaced.
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