February 5, 2003UWATEC AG Has Recalled 1995 Dive
- UWATEC AG has recalled
about 390 dive computers manufactured in 1995 and sold under the model name
Aladin Air X NitrOx. Software in the dive computers may inaccurately
calculate desaturation times, resulting in possible decompression sickness
under aggressive dive conditions.
UWATEC AG has received five reports of decompression sickness allegedly
associated with the use of the 1995 dive computers.
This recall involves Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers manufactured in
1995. The manufacture date is located on the back of the dive computer, in
the lower right hand corner. The date code reads the number of the month
followed by a decimal point and the year, for example, "01.95." The dive
computers are blue and black with the words "Aladin" and "NitrOx" printed
across the front. Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers with date codes other
than "95" are not included in this recall.
Scuba diving stores sold the dive computers nationwide from July 1995
through March 1996 for between $950 and $1,200.
Consumers should stop using these dive computers immediately and contact
UWATEC for a free replacement. Consumers will receive the current model,
Aladin Air Z NitrOx. For more information, consumers can contact UWATEC
toll-free at (800) 806-0640 anytime or visit the firm's web site at