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July 17, 2003

CPSC, UWATEC Announce Recall of Smart Dive Computers

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.


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 www.uwatec.com.

Media Contact: Cynthia Georgeson at (262) 631-6653.

 
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