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October 2012    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 27, No. 10   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Atomic Aquatics Recalls 4,200 Dive Computers in North America

from the October, 2012 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Atomic Aquatics, which makes the $1,200 Cobalt dive computer models, announced in late September that it's recalling 4,000 of the units in the U.S. and 200 in Canada, which were sold between November 2010 and July 2012. The computer can leak, causing the lens to blow off suddenly, which can result in impact injuries and a breathing gas leak. Atomic has received 23 reports -- but no injuries -- of the lens being forcefully expelled, due to excess air pressure inside the computer.

The recalled products, made in the U.S., can be identified by the manufacturing dates, which are the first four numbers of the serial number. The first two digits signify the week of manufacture (01 through 52) and the second two digits signify the year of manufacture (10, 11 or 12). The manufacture dates of recalled computers are between May 31, 2010 and April 16, 2012 and have serial numbers that start with any of the following numbers:

The 10 Series: 2210, 2910, 4010, 4710, 5010
The 11 Series: 1111, 1711, 2611, 2811, 3211, 3311, 3411, 3511, 3611, 3711, 3811, 3911, 4011, 4111, 4211, 4511, 4611, 5211
The 12 Series: 0812, 1112, 1212, 1312, 1412, 1612

Serial numbers, 2210-XXXX through 1612-XXXX, can be found by scrolling to the "System Info" screen on the computer.

If you have one of the recalled computers, return it to either an authorized Atomic Aquatics dealer or the Atomic Aquatics factory for inspection and repair. For details, contact Atomic Aquatics toll-free at (888) 270-8595, e-mail sales@atomicaquatics.com, or go to www.atomicaquatics.com

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