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For Immediate Release
July 17, 2003
Release #03-163
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, UWATEC Announce Recall of Smart Dive Computers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recalls in voluntary cooperation with the firms listed below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise
instructed. To access color photos of recalled products, go to the
Commission's Web site at

Name of Product: UWATEC Smart Dive Computers

Units: 6000 units

Manufacturer: UWATEC AG of Hallwil, Switzerland

Hazard: The computer's alert signal system may not work properly and the
computer screen may freeze. This may cause inaccurate information to be
displayed, such as water depth, tank pressure, and ascent rate, posing a
risk to the safety of a diver.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the dive
computers not working properly, though no injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled units are the UWATEC Smart PRO and the Smart
COM dive computers. The Smart PRO is offered as a console and as a
wrist unit. The Smart COM only comes in a console model. The names of
each unit appear on the computer case, along with the name "UWATEC"

Sold at: Authorized UWATEC dealers nationwide from February 2002 through
June 2003 for between $638 and $910.

Manufactured in: Switzerland.

Remedy: Consumers should contact UWATEC for a free replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call UWATEC American representatives at
(800) 808-3948 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or register on the website

Media Contact: Cynthia Georgeson at (262) 631-6653
To see a picture of the recalled product or to link to this press release, use
the following URL:, UWATEC Announce Recall of Smart Dive Computers