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Scubapro Recalls Dive Computers Due to Serious Injury Hazard

Hazard: A short circuit allows the dive computer’s screen to freeze or display inaccurate information, posing a risk of serious injury to a diver underwater, including decompression sickness.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dive computers and contact Scubapro to arrange for a free replacement dive computer.

Manufactured in: United State Name of Product: Galileo Luna and Sol Dive Computers

Consumer Contact: Scubapro at 800-790-3757 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.scubapro.com and click on “Galileo Recall” for more information. 

Recall Details

Units: About 1,500

Description: The recall includes the 2015 models of UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol dive computers. Only dive computers with the following serial numbers are included in the recall.

Galileo LUNA dive computers have serial numbers 150422 0058 001 to 150903 0338 005 and Galileo SOL dive computers have serial numbers 150423 0202 001 to 150921 0001 005. The serial number is stamped on the back of the computer and printed on a label on the product packaging. 

Incidents/Injuries: Scubapro has received three reports of the dive computer screens freezing. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold at: Authorized Scubapro dealers nationwide from May 2015 through January 2016 for between $700 and $1,200.

Importer: Johnson Outdoors Diving LLC, of El Cajon, Calif.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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