July 17, 2003CPSC, UWATEC Announce Recall of Smart
following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation
with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless
Name of product: UWATEC Smart Dive Computers
Units: 6000 units
Manufacturer: UWATEC AG of Hallwil, Switzerland
Hazard:The computer's alert signal system may not work properly and the
computer screen may freeze. This may cause inaccurate information to be
displayed, such as water depth, tank pressure, and ascent rate, posing a
risk to the safety of a diver.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the dive computers
not working properly, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled units are the UWATEC Smart PRO and the Smart COM
dive computers. The Smart PRO is offered as a console and as a wrist unit.
The Smart COM only comes in a console model. The names of each unit appear
on the computer case, along with the name "UWATEC."
Sold at: Authorized UWATEC dealers nationwide from February 2002 through
June 2003 for between $638 and $910.
Manufactured in: Switzerland
Remedy: Consumers should contact UWATEC for a free replacement unit.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call UWATEC American representatives at
(800) 808-3948 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or register on the website at
Media Contact: Cynthia Georgeson at (262) 631-6653.