Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dry Suit Recall - Check it out!

Diving suit hose linked to a death

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on 65,000 diving suit inflation hoses after a diver died in Los Angeles. The manufacturer, SI Tech AB, has received six reports of hose inserts dislodging, including the one involved in the diver's death.

The hose connects a diver's dry suit to the air supply so the suit can be inflated, helping it stay watertight. The hose contains a black, blue or green insert that can restrict air flow. If the insert dislodges, the air flow could be restricted, posing a drowning hazard.

The hoses were sold with dry suits and separately at diving equipment retailers and distributors nationwide from July 2006 to February 2009.

Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact SI Tech for a list of batch codes included in the recall. Information: Call (877) 348-3529, visit or e-mail

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