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Stop Using Aqua Lung Powerline Inflators Immediately!

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Last month Undercurrent gave warning that Aqua Lung was issuing a recall on Powerline inflators. It has now issued a recall of all 53,000 Powerline inflators sold with Aqua Lung and Apeks Black Ice BCDs since January 2015 until September of this year, when they identified the problem. That's an awful lot of inflators.

Aqua Lung says that the inflation button can remain depressed and cause the buoyancy compensators to continue inflating, resulting in an uncontrolled ascent. "This poses injury and drowning hazards to the diver." We say that an uncontrolled ascent might cause a DCS incident or worse, burst lung. Recalled Powerline inflators have a date code beginning with "H" printed on the inflator body....


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