Shearwater Research of Richmond, B.C., Canada, is recalling about 965 Shearwater yellow diving pressure transmitters sold in the U.S. and Canada.
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.
The firm has received one report of loss of communication using the transmitter during a dive.
This recall involves Shearwater yellow pressure diving transmitters that provide a tank pressure reading for scuba divers.
The transmitter is yellow with a cylindrical shape and is three inches ong.
“FCC ID: MH8A” is printed on the end of the transmitter. Part number 13009 or 13009-01 is printed on the cardboard packaging along with an eight-digit serial number starting with FK or BM etched on the side.
The transmitters, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Dive Right In Scuba and Online Scuba stores nationwide and online at www.divegearexpress.com and www.shearwater.com from June 2017, through November 2018, for about $350.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled transmitters and contact the firm to arrange a free repair or exchange of the transmitter.
Consumers may contact Shearwater Research toll free at (888) 875-9745 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com or online at www.shearwater.com and click on Community at the top of the page for more information.