Aqua Lung America of Vista, Calif., is recalling about 53,000 Aqua Lung Powerline inflators.
The inflation button can remain depressed and cause the buoyancy compensators to continue inflating, resulting in an uncontrolled ascent. This poses injury and drowning hazards to the diver.
The firm has received 60 reports of the Powerline inflators continuing to inflate. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Aqua Lung Powerline inflators installed on Aqua Lung and Apeks Black Ice buoyancy compensators.
Buoyancy compensators equipped with Powerline inflators are used by scuba divers to establish buoyancy in the water.
The black Powerline inflators measure about 20 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. Recalled Powerline inflators have a date code beginning with “H” printed on the inflator body.
The inflators, manufactured in China and Mexico, were sold at Sports Chalet and authorized Aqua Lung stores nationwide from January 2015, through September 2016. The Powerline inflators were sold separately for about $30 and with Aqua Lung and Apeks buoyancy compensators for between $370 and $700.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Powerline inflators and contact Aqua Lung to receive a free repair, which consists of the replacement of the inflation button by an authorized
Consumers may contact Aqua Lung toll-free at 844-812-7690 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at www.aqualung.com and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.