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Suunto Recalls Air Hoses Used With Scuba Gear Due To Drowning Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Scuba high-pressure air hoses

Hazard: The high pressure air hose may leak or rupture leading to a loss of breathing gas posing a drowning hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these products immediately and bring the hose or pressure gauge and dive computer to the nearest authorized Suunto Dive dealer or Suunto Authorized Service Center for a free replacement hose. Consumers can also use the Suunto Online Service Request www.suunto.com/servicerequest to get their product picked up and delivered for the hose change.

Consumer Contact:
Suunto Support toll-free at (855) 258-0900 anytime, or email at support@suunto.com, or online at www.suunto.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Suunto-Recalls-Air-Hoses-Used-With-Scuba-Gear/

Recall Details

Units: About 1,300 in the U.S.

Description:
The recalled black rubber high pressure air hose is used with submersible pressure gauges and dive computers. The hose has silver fittings on both ends and "5000 PSIG PRESSURE TESTED – MADE IN THE U.S.A," the batch code "1812" and the product code are printed on it. The hoses were sold separately and as a component of the Cobra, Cobra 3, SM-36 model pressure gauge and gauge combos, and with the Vyper and Zoop model dive computers or analog pressure gauges when purchased as combos.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.

Sold at: Authorized Suunto Dive dealers nationwide from November 2012 to July 2013 for $95 to $195 if sold with Suunto analog pressure gauge for diving, and from $400 to $900 if sold as part of a Suunto dive computer system, and $85 if sold separately.

Manufacturer: Suunto Oy, of Finland

Manufactured in:
Finland and the U.S.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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