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Cobalt Dive Computers

Starting date:
September 27, 2012
Posting date:
September 27, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Sports/Fitness
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-14936

Joint Recall with Atomic Aquatics Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Cobalt Dive Computers

Product description

This recall involves Atomic Aquatics brand Cobalt dive computers with serial numbers 2210-XXXX through 1612-XXXX (manufactured between May 31, 2010 and April 16, 2012). The date of manufacture can be determined by the serial number. The first 2 digits of the serial number are the week of manufacture and the second 2 digits are the year of manufacture.

Hazard identified

Improper assembly of the high pressure sensor inside the unit could leak, potentially causing the lens of the computer to blow off suddenly and result in injury caused by flying parts. There is also a chance a continuous leak of breathing gas can occur causing the diver to surface prematurely.

Atomic Aquatics has received 23 reports of leaks causing the lens to blow off of the computer.

Neither Health Canada nor the Atomic Aquatics has received any reports of incidents related to the use of these computers.

Number sold

Approximately 203 of the recalled computers were sold in Canada.

Approximately 4,000 of the recalled computers were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled computers were sold from December 2010 to July 2012 in Canada.

The recalled computers were sold from May 2010 to April 2012 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United States of America.

Companies

Manufacturer
Atomic Aquatics
Huntington Beach
California
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Bare Sports
Langley
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the computer and have it inspected at an authorized Atomic Aquatics dealer or the Atomic Aquatics factory.

For more information, consumers may contact Atomic Aquatics at 1-888-270-8595 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST or e-mail sales@atomicaquatics.com.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's Web site.