The CPSC and Pelagic Pressure Systems are recalling about 2,000 Oceanic and AERIS Digital Dive Computers. When performing a switch from one gas to another during a dive,
the dive computer's display will lock up and not return to the main dive screen that displays dive times. This can cause divers to enter decompression unknowingly or the diver could ascend prematurely, resulting in decompression sickness.
Pelagic has received a report of two dive computers
malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Oceanic-brand ATOM 2.0 dive
computers with serial numbers 1 through 2,079 (Revisions 2E, 3A, and 3B)
and AERIS-brand EPIC dive computers with serial numbers 1 through 712
(Revision 1A), which can be accessed and viewed on the computer's
display. Also, the serial number and date of manufacture are printed on
the bottom of the unit (Oceanic ATOM 2.0 from August 23 to November 23,
2006, and AERIS EPIC from October 18 to November 14, 2006).
Oceanic dealers sold ATOM 2.0 dive computers
nationwide from August 2006 through February 2007. Authorized AERIS
dealers sold EPIC dive computers nationwide from October 2006 through
February 2007. Both computers sold for between $670 and $950.