Diving equipment recall.COMNAVSEASYSCOM COMNAVSEASYSCOM Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command Washington DC 010635Z Feb 02 (NOTAL), Diving Advisory 02-02, reports there have been two recent incidents of buoyancy compensator (BC) over-pressurization valves sticking in the open position. A product recall has been announced by Custom Buoyancy, Inc. for over pressurization valves used in BCs made under the following brand names:
* International Divers Inc (IDI)
* Diving Unlimited International Diving Unlimited International (DUI) is an American diving equipment designer and manufacturer. DUI is particularly well-known among recreational and technical divers as the maker of high-end dry suits. (DUI)
* Ocean Management Systems
* Rip Tide
* Steam Machines
The only "authorized for Navy use" (ANU) buoyancy compensator affected by this recall is the IDI "Advantage" (Affected date codes are October 2000 through June 2001).
Commands with suspect equipment are required to call the manufacturer of the over-pressurization valve, Custom Buoyancy Inc. at 1-866-790-5099. More information on the product recall can be found on their website at www.custombuoyancy.com.
The message requests commands with the IDI Advantage BC in their dive locker contact Mike Leese (NAVSEA NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSEA Naval Avionics Support Equipment Appraisal 00C35) at (202) 781-0705 (DSN 326) or e-mail him at email@example.com.
** Note: The IDI advantage buoyancy compensator has been changed in the Diving Equipment ANU from being "authorized for Navy use" to "authorized for use but no longer authorized for further procurement" based on unrelated non-safety concerns with the quality of the BC.