Please print off this press release before this thread gets hidden in the back pages of the forum. Please post it for your rescue divers to see! Please forward a copy to your local dive shop. Please forward this press release to any other rescue agency (Police/Military) that has a dive team that you know of. Thanks.

Pat Jay
Crossroads Fire Dept and
Capital Chimney Sweeps
PEI, Canada

For Immediate Release
February 5, 2003
Release # 03-079
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross (301) 504-7076
UWATEC Media Contact: Diane Swarberg (800) 806-0640
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 806-0640

CPSC, UWATEC AG Announce Recall of 1995 Dive Computers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), UWATEC AG, of Hallwil, Switzerland, is voluntarily
recalling about 390 dive computers manufactured in 1995 and sold under
the model name Aladin Air X NitrOx. Software in the dive computers may
inaccurately calculate desaturation times, resulting in possible
decompression sickness.

UWATEC AG has received five reports of decompression sickness
allegedly associated with the use of the 1995 dive computers.

This recall involves Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers
manufactured in 1995. The manufacture date is located on the back of the
dive computer, in the lower right hand corner. The date code reads the
number of the month followed by a decimal point and the year, for
example, "01.95." The dive computers are blue and black with the words
"Aladin" and "NitrOx" printed across the front. Aladin Air X NitrOx dive
computers with date codes other than "95" are not included in this

Scuba diving stores sold the dive computers nationwide from July
1995 through March 1996 for between $950 and $1,200.

Consumers should stop using these dive computers immediately and
contact UWATEC for a free replacement. Consumers will receive the
current model, Aladin Air Z NitrOx. For more information, consumers can
contact UWATEC toll-free at (800) 806-0640 anytime or visit the firm's
web site at

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link from
web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the following