Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
November 2017    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 43, No. 11   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

Aqua Lung Safety Notice

from the November, 2017 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

I get angry if I find my regulator dumped into a rinse tank without its first-stage dust cap in place. It usually means an expensive service at a time the regulator would not otherwise have needed one.

Aqua Lung got around the problem by making some models available with an Auto Closure Device or ACD. It stopped water getting into the works. A great idea, but Aqua Lung is now conducting a voluntary product check of select regulators with the ACD yoke systems. They are concerned that at the time of manufacture, a component may not have been tightened properly, resulting in a possible gas-flow failure during a dive.

Manuel Cabrere, the Product Manager of Aqua Lung, told Undercurrent, "Please note this is not a recall; it is the step just before. Since issuing notices to service technicians, Aqua Lung has been made aware of two additional incidents and has decided to elevate our communications by going directly to our consumers . . . We found out that one of our airgun screwdrivers [on the production line] was defective, and did not tighten a component to the correct torque value consistently. In May 2017, we modified our production process to better insure the torque on the assembly is set correctly."

Models affected are the Titan LX with serial numbers prefixed E or F, the Core ACD with serial numbers prefixed E-H, and the Legend ACD or Legend LX ACD. Aqua Lung If you have one of these regulators, best get it checked out by a qualified Aqua Lung service technician before you next use it.

-- Ben Davison

I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2023 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.