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  • ATTENTION: Divers And Dive Rescue Teams

    Press Release For Your Action: Please Pass On To Those In Your Dept As Applicible. Thks
    For Immediate Release
    July 17, 2003
    Release #03-163
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    CPSC, UWATEC Announce Recall of Smart Dive Computers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
    the following recalls in voluntary cooperation with the firms listed below.
    Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise
    instructed. To access color photos of recalled products, go to the
    Commission's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

    Name of Product: UWATEC Smart Dive Computers

    Units: 6000 units

    Manufacturer: UWATEC AG of Hallwil, Switzerland

    Hazard: The computer's alert signal system may not work properly and the
    computer screen may freeze. This may cause inaccurate information to be
    displayed, such as water depth, tank pressure, and ascent rate, posing a
    risk to the safety of a diver.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the dive
    computers not working properly, though no injuries have been reported.

    Description: The recalled units are the UWATEC Smart PRO and the Smart
    COM dive computers. The Smart PRO is offered as a console and as a
    wrist unit. The Smart COM only comes in a console model. The names of
    each unit appear on the computer case, along with the name "UWATEC"

    Sold at: Authorized UWATEC dealers nationwide from February 2002 through
    June 2003 for between $638 and $910.

    Manufactured in: Switzerland.

    Remedy: Consumers should contact UWATEC for a free replacement unit.

    Consumer Contact: Consumers can call UWATEC American representatives at
    (800) 808-3948 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or register on the website
    at www.uwatec.com.

    Media Contact: Cynthia Georgeson at (262) 631-6653
    To see a picture of the recalled product or to link to this press release, use
    the following URL: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03163.htmlCPSC, UWATEC Announce Recall of Smart Dive Computers

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