Suunto Issues Product Safety Recall For Wireless Pods
Finnish dive computer specialist Suunto has announced a safety recall of all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs
According to a statement on its website, 'Suunto has identified a potential safety risk affecting all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs which wirelessly transmit tank air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers. In two reported incidents, the exterior case of a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has failed during regular dry land pressure testing. Although extremely rare, this represents a potential risk of injury due to the risk of bursting.'
'All consumers who have a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter or Tank POD are instructed to bring their products to an authorised Suunto dive dealer or a service centre for inspection and upgrade. The process is free of charge for the consumers. All transmitters and tank PODs must not be used before the upgrade has been made.'
The statement continues with an apology and adds: 'As a complementary service, Suunto will provide a battery replacement free of charge and a one-year warranty from the date of inspection for all upgraded products.'
The products identified in the announcement are:
SS019098000 and SS005397000 Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter
Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has a black cone-shaped plastic case – with SUUNTO, FINLAND printed on top of the case. The old model has a black plastic base. The new model has a transparent plastic based with an LED light.
Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length approximately 8 cm
Compatible Products: Suunto D4i, D4i Novo, D6i, D6i Novo, D9, D9tx, DX, Vytec, Vytec DS, Vyper Novo, HelO2, Vyper Air.
SS020306000 Suunto Tank POD
Suunto Tank POD has black cone-shaped plastic case with SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND printed in gray color on the case and a transparent plastic base.
Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length appoximately 8 cm
Compatible products: Suunto EON Steel dive computer.
For the full product safety recall, visit this link to the support section of Suunto's website.