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Suunto Recalls Wireless Tank Transmitter and Tank POD Due to Injury Hazard



WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Suunto-Recalls-Wireless-Tank-Transmitter-and-Tank-POD

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http://www.saferproducts.gov. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION) (PRNewsfoto/US CPSC)

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Wireless Tank Transmitter and Tank POD

Hazard: The exterior plastic case of the Wireless Tank Transmitter and Wireless Tank POD can burst during pre-dive pressure testing, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Wireless Tank Transmitter and Wireless Tank POD and return them to a Suunto dealer or Suunto Authorized Service Center for free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact:  Suunto Customer Support toll free at 855-258-0900, anytime or online at http://www.suunto.com/. A list of dealers and authorized service centers can be found at www.suunto.com/dealer-locator. Consumers can also use the free Suunto Online Service Request at www.suunto.com/servicerequest to schedule a picked up from their home or office.

Recall Details

Units; About 35,500 (in addition, about 4,000 in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Tank PODs: The Suunto Tank POD has a black cone-shaped plastic case with SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND printed in gray color on the case and a transparent plastic base. See photos below.

Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter

- Reference Nos. SS019098000 and SS005397000

- Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has a black cone-shaped plastic case ? with "SUUNTO, FINLAND" printed on top of the case and a transparent or black plastic base.

- Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length approximately 8 cm

Suunto Tank POD

- Reference No. SS020306000

- Suunto Tank POD has black cone-shaped plastic case with "SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND" printed in gray color on the case and a transparent plastic base.

- Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length approximately 8 cm

Incidents/Injuries: There have been two incidents of the transmitters bursting during dry land pressure testing, including one report of bruising.  

Sold at: Nationwide at retailers specializing in scuba diving equipment from October 2003 to April 2017 for about $440.

Importer/Distributor: SUUNTO OY of Vantaa, Finland.

Manufactured in: Finland

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64372r-eng.php

About U.S. CPSC: 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals ? contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. ? 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800   

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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