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Recall: Shearwater Yellow Diving Pressure Transmitters

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On 2019-02-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Shearwater Yellow Diving Pressure Transmitters due to a potential Drowning hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2017 for about $350.

About 900 units are involved in this Pelagic Pressure Systems transmitters recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Scuba Diving/Water Activity Equipment category in 2019. Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls, involving about 500,000 product units.

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Shearwater Yellow Diving Pressure Transmitters
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Company Contact Information:

Website: shearwater.com
Phone: 888-875-9745

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What is the problem?

The transmitters can fail to signal the tank pressure due to interference while using two transmitters in the same dive. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Shearwater yellow pressure diving transmitters. The transmitters provide a tank pressure reading for scuba divers. The transmitter is yellow, with a cylindrical shape and measures 3 inches in length. "FCC ID: MH8A" is printed on the end of the transmitter. Part number 13009 or 13009-01 is printed on the cardboard packaging along with an 8 digit serial number starting in FK or BM etched on the side.

These items were sold new+ at Dive Right In Scuba and Online Scuba stores nationwide and online at www.divegearexpress.com and www.shearwater.com from June 2017 through November 2018 for about $350.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled transmitters and contact the firm to arrange a free repair or exchange of the transmitter.

Shearwater Research toll free at 888-875-9745 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at info@shearwater.com or online at www.shearwater.com and click on Community for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received one report of loss of communication using the transmitter during a dive.

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+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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