Oceanic Recalls Digital Dive Computer Due to Decompression Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2006
Release #06-194
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 854-4960
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Oceanic Recalls Digital Dive Computer Due to Decompression Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: Versa Pro 2A Digital Dive Computer

Units: About 6,100

Manufacturer: Oceanic, of San Leandro, Calif.

Hazard: When using the dive computer set for "User Selected Digital Gauge Mode," the "Elapsed Dive Time" displayed can exceed the actual elapsed time under water. This can cause divers to ascend before fulfilling a decompression obligation, resulting in decompression sickness.

Incidents/Injuries: Oceanic has received one report of the dive computers malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

Description and Models: The recall involves Oceanic-brand Versa Pro 2A dive computers with serial numbers 12000 through 18176 which can be accessed and viewed on the computer's display. The serial number and "r2A" are printed on the side of the unit. This recall does not include any other Oceanic brand dive computer, or Versa Pro 2A while operated in normal decompression dive computer mode.

Sold at: Authorized Oceanic dealers sold Versa Pro 2A digital dive computers nationwide from March 2003 through April 2006 for between $430 and $640.

Manufactured In: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled digital dive computers and take them to any Authorized Oceanic Dealer to get a free replacement Versa Pro 2B.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Oceanic toll-free at (888) 854-4960 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also e-mail the firm at service@oceanicusa.com, or write to: Oceanic, 2002 Davis Street, San Leandro, Calif. 94577.

 

Picture of Recalled Digital Dive Computer