Diving Inflation Valves Manufactured by SI TECH Recalled Due to Risk of Hypothermia


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Shell Diving Inflation Valve on the Dry Diving Suit
Shell Diving Inflation Valve on the Dry Diving Suit

Name of Product:

Shell Diving Inflation Valves with Int’l Nipples for diving dry suits

Hazard:

The internal part in the valve can malfunction while in use, causing loss of inflation and thermal protection, posing a risk of hypothermia to the consumer.

Remedy:

Repair

Recall Date:

April 14, 2022

Units:

About 1,670 (In addition, about 28 were sold in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves the Shell Inflation Valves with Int’l Nipples that come with diving dry suits and are also sold separately. The Shell Inflation Valve is used in recreational and technical diving. The recalled valve inflates the diving dry suit to allow the diver to equalize air pressure while descending in the water by pressing on the valve and it provides thermal protection to the diver. 

The model number and batch code are stamped on the inside of the recalled valve. Instructions on how to find and identify the batch code can be found at www.sitech.se.

Model NumberProduction Batch Code
25210JD1, JE2, JE5, JE6, JF6, JG2, JK6, JK9, JKA, JL1, JL3, KA7, KB8, KG2, KH3, KH4, KK7, KL3, LC1, LC2, LC4, LC7, LC9, LD2, LD6, LD7, LD8
25215JG1, KA9, LC5

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the dry suits with the recalled inflation valve and contact Ocean Equipment to receive a notification form and shipping information to return the recalled valve free of charge. The valve part will be replaced by trained technicians who are exclusively authorized to update the valve with a free replacement valve part.

Incidents/Injuries:

SI Tech has received three reports of the valve part malfunctioning, resulting in loss of inflation in the dry suit. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Underwater Development, Tulalip, Washington; Aquala Diving, Shreveport, Louisiana; Underwater Sports, Seattle, Washington and other dealers/dive centers and other dive suit manufacturers and distributors nationwide from April 2019 through May 2021 for about $100 per inflation valve when sold separately.

Manufacturer(s):

SI Tech, of Sweden

Distributor(s):

Ocean Equipment, of Canada

Manufactured In:

Sweden

Recall number:

22-115

Consumer contact: –

Ocean Equipment at 800-657-7736 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email at sitech@oceanequipment.ca or online at https://oceanequipment.ca/ and click on “Recall Notice” located at the top of the page; or go to https://www.sitech.se/articles/recall.aspx.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

Original recall, updates and more images at CPSC


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