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August 2017    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Available to the Public Vol. 32, No. 8   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Suunto Recalls ALL Computer Transmitters and PODs

from the August, 2017 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

No ifs. No buts. Suunto has identified a potential safety risk affecting ALL Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs, which wirelessly transmit tank air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers. They say that in two cases, the exterior case of a Suunto wireless tank-pressure transmitter failed during regular dry land pressure testing. While the likelihood is rare, if the case burst, a diver could be injured.

Because of this, Suunto is recalling every unit among the tens of thousands they have produced during the past 14 years, a costly step for them.

The affected models are SS019098000 and SS005397000 tank transmitters and SS020306000 tank pod. (These are part numbers, not serial numbers.) This includes both older models with a black plastic base and the new model with a transparent base and LED light.

Remember, this recall affects ALL transmitters and PODs they have produced, and although Undercurrent could not get the precise number, Ryan Crawford of Suunto UK said it was "rather a lot." You can imagine the scale of this recall world-wide.

Suunto says all consumers in possession of a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter or Tank POD should take their products to an authorized Suunto dive dealer or a Suunto Authorized Service Center for a free inspection and upgrade. This includes both a flow restrictor for use with direct connection to a regulator first-stage and one for use with connection to a high-pressure hose, whichever is applicable.

Do not use the transmitter or tank PODs before the upgrade.

Suunto will extend upgraded transmitter warranties by a year after registering with www.mysuunto.com. They will also replace the battery. For more information go to: www.suunto.com/recall.

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