December 19, 2001
Diving Unlimited Has Recalled Scuba Diving Devices
Diego, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Diving Unlimited International (DUI) Inc.
has recalled about
3,500 Overpressure Valves (OPV) used with Buoyancy Control Systems. The
overpressure valve can stick in the open position, posing a drowning hazard
DUI has received two reports of the valves sticking open. No injuries have
These Buoyancy Control Systems come in two versions, a jacket style and a
wings style. The overpressure valve is installed on these units. It is very
difficult to distinguish the defective overpressure valves from those not
affected. Therefore, all overpressure valves with red pulls are included in
this recall. The jacket model has the DUI logo printed on the jacket pocket,
epaulette, and weight pockets. The wings model has the DUI logo printed on
the epaulette and weight pockets. The letters "DUI" are printed on the
permanent hang tags found on the Buoyancy Control System.
Authorized DUI dealers nationwide sold these Buoyancy Control Systems from
November 1997 through November 2001 for about $590.
Consumers should stop using the overpressure valves immediately and contact
the DUI dealer where purchased for a free replacement. For more information,
consumers can contact DUI at (800) 325-8439 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT
Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at
All new OPVs are equipped with yellow pulls.