Dive-computer manufacturer Suunto has identified a potential safety risk with all its Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Tank PODs, which transmit air-pressure data to compatible Suunto computers – and is now recalling units for free inspection and upgrading.
In two reported incidents, the exterior case of a transmitter failed during routine dry-land pressure-testing. Suunto says that although such failures are “extremely rare“, they represents a potential risk of injury should the case burst.
The transmitters have been sold since 2003, and the PODs since 2013.
All divers who own these items are requested to stop using them and take them to an authorised Suunto dive dealer or service centre – a list can be found here
Apologising for the inconvenience, Suunto says that along with the inspection it will replace the battery free of charge and also apply a free one-year warranty from the date of inspection for all upgraded products.
The recall applies to model SS019098000 and SS005397000 Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters, which have a black cone-shaped plastic case with “SUUNTO, FINLAND” printed on the top.
The older model has a black plastic base, while the newer model’s plastic base is transparent and contains an LED light. About 8cm long and 4cm in diameter, the units are compatible with Suunto D4i, D4i Novo, D6i, D6i Novo, D9, D9tx, DX, Vytec, Vytec DS, Vyper Novo, HelO2 and Vyper Air computers.
The Suunto Tank POD, model SS020306000, has a black cone-shaped plastic case with “SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND” printed in grey and a transparent plastic base. Its dimensions are the same as those of the transmitters and it is compatible with the EON Steel computer.
It may be possible to request a pick-up of your unit from your home or workplace – check here
More information on the recall is available here
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