July 18, 2002Johnson Outdoors Has Recalled SCUBAPRO/UWATEC™
Dive Computer Consoles
- Johnson Outdoors Inc. has recalled about 1,700 SCUBAPRO/UWATEC™ dive
computer consoles. The U-Line™ submersible pressure gauge that is part of
the dive consoles can malfunction and display inaccurate pressure readings.
Divers using the consoles could fail to decompress properly during a dive,
causing decompression sickness.
CPSC and Johnson Outdoors Inc. have received four reports of the pressure
gauge malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.
Only U-Line™ submersible pressure gauges contained in UWATEC™ brand Smart
PRO™, Pro ULTRA™, and Sport PLUS™ dive computer consoles are included in the
recall. The consoles are mostly gray in color and the brand name "UWATEC™"
is written on the front of each console. The pressure gauges are made in the
U.S. and the computers are made in Switzerland. All of the recalled consoles
have a test code that appears on the back of the gauge as follows:
Tested - IL Tested - LL Tested - DM Tested - JL Tested - AM Tested - EM
Tested - KL Tested - BM Tested - LL Tested - CM
Aquatic sports, sporting goods and dive shops nationwide sold these gauges
from January 2002 through May 2002 for between $500 and $700.
Consumers should stop using the recalled consoles immediately and contact
SCUBAPRO/UWATEC at (800) 382-2211 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.scubapro.com . Consumers
should send the console to SCUBAPRO/UWATEC, Attention: Tech Services/U-Line
PG 1166 Fesler Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, to receive a replacement pressure
No other SCUBAPRO/UWATEC products are included in the recall.