Recall Summary

Name of Product: DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS signaling devices

Hazard: The signaling device can malfunction when used and restrict the diver˙˙™s air flow, posing a drowning hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled DiveAlert signaling devices and return them to an authorized DiveAlert dealer or to DiveAlert for a free repair. The repair consists of replacing the defective female coupling.

Consumer Contact: DiveAlert, at (800) 275-4332 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email at [email protected] or online at and click on Recall for more information

Recall Details

Units: About 2,500

Description: This recall involves DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS scuba dive signaling devices with model numbers DA2, DP2 or DV2. The signaling device is attached to the diver's buoyancy compensator device (BCD) power inflator/alternate regulator system by a chrome-plated brass coupling and is used to activate a loud surface horn or an underwater percussion noise to alert others in the event of a diver's emergency. The devices are also used in non-emergencies to get the attention of the pickup boat or other divers. The DA2 is black with an orange button, the DP2 is black with a gray knob and red button and has DiveAlert PLUS printed on it, and the DV2 is black and red. They can be used with Aqualung AirSource, Oceanic Air XS, Aeris Air Link and Mares Air Control regulator/inflators. Only these signaling devices without any stamped writing on the coupling's collar are included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: Dive equipment stores nationwide from July 2009 through May 2013 for between $70 and $90.

Manufacturer: Ideations DiveAlert, of Seattle, Wash.
Manufactured in: United States

Photos are available at CPSC - DiveAlert Emergency Signaling Devices Recalled by Ideations Due to Drowning Hazard