Ideations DiveAlert Product Recall

Ideations has announced a recall in the US of 3 of the Divealert and Divealert Plus range that were on sale from July 2009 to May 2013. The 3 models that have been recalled are the DA2, DP2 and DV2. The device is attached to the Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) or octopus by a chrome plated brass coupling and is used to as an emergency signal on the surface, or to attract other divers attention down below.

Only the Divealert devices with no stamped writing on the collar are in the recall and you should stop using them immediately and contact your authorised Divealert dealer and they will replace the female coupling that is defective with a new one.

As is the same with many of the recalls, such as Miflex hoses, this may only be in the US at the moment but it is still worth asking your dealer, and if they won’t repair it outside of the US then the best advice is to stop using it, if it is less than 12 months old it is worth asking for a full refund because the device is not fit for purpose as you are legally entitled to under UK and EU law.

The 3 devices are:

Divealert DA2 – Black with an orange button

Ideation Divealert DA2

Divealert DP2 – Black with a grey nob and red button and has Divealert PLUS stamped on it.

Ideation Divealert Plus DV2

Divealert DV2 – Black and red

Ideation Divealert DV2

If you have any queries for the country you are in outside of the US, first try your authorised dealer, then try Ideations here, then try your local Government Trading Standards and Health and Safety departments. If they have a defective part and been sold anywhere they should legally be replaced now the manufacturer is aware of the fault, and as it is potentially life threatening for us scuba divers to have any fault with our gear, any sensible shop, or government official will do the right thing.

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