Recall: Aqua Lung Powerline inflators
On 2016-10-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Aqua Lung Powerline inflators due to a potential Injury and Drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2015 for about $30 to $700.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Air Pumps category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
The inflation button can remain depressed and cause the buoyancy compensators to continue inflating, resulting in an uncontrolled ascent. This poses injury and drowning hazards to the diver.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Aqua Lung Powerline inflators installed on Aqua Lung and Apeks Black Ice buoyancy compensators. Buoyancy compensators equipped with Powerline inflators are used by scuba divers to establish buoyancy in the water. The black Powerline inflators measure about 20 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. Recalled Powerline inflators have a date code beginning with "H" printed on the inflator body.
These items were sold new+ at Sports Chalet and authorized Aqua Lung stores nationwide from January 2015 through September 2016. The Powerline inflators were sold separately for about $30 and with Aqua Lung and Apeks buoyancy compensators for between $370 and $700.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Powerline inflators and contact Aqua Lung to receive a free repair, which consists of the replacement of the inflation button by an authorized Aqua Lung dealer.
Aqua Lung toll-free at 844-812-7690 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or www.aqualung.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 60 reports of the Powerline inflators continuing to inflate. No injuries have been reported
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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