IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE!
WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT SITECH (The manufacturer of) DRY SUIT INFLATION HOSES SUPPLIED TO MOBBY's, THE PRODUCER OF MARES DRYSUITS ANNOUNCED A RECALL ON THEIR LOW PRESSURE INFLATION HOSES. THESE HOSES ARE SUBJECT TO A RECALL FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PLASTIC FLOW RESTRICTING INSERT!
All end consumers/owners must send the inflator hose back to the Mares Dealer where the suit was purchased or to the MARES US SERVICE CENTER so that the insert can be removed at no charge.
We encourage everybody who is reading this SAFETY NOTICE, to notify all end users immediately so they can receive this information in a timely manner, as this is a safety concern.
The low pressure hose contains a flow restricting insert, which can be of black, blue or green color. Reports of an indicated malfunction of the flow restricting insert in the hose for the suit have been submitted to SITECH. The insert may malfunction by dislodgement from the connection valve, potentially causing an obstruction of the air flow.
THEREFORE FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND TO AVOID POSSIBLE DANGEROUS ACCIDENTS:
STOP ANYONE FROM DIVING WITH A HOSE SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL (OR WITH A DRY SUIT OR ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT THAT HAS BEEN CONNECTED TO SUCH A HOSE) UNTIL THE INSERT HAS BEEN REMOVED.
The Mares products involved in this recall, were sold from 2006 thru 2009, using the SITECH LOW PRESSURE INFLATION HOSE, are the following:
- 412012 DRY SUIT POLARFIT TLM
- 412014 DRYSUIT DRYFIT 3.5 LX UNI
- 412015 DRYSUIT DRYFIT 3.5 NP UNI
- 412016 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 LATEX MEN
- 412017 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 LATEX WOMEN
- 412018 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 NEOPRENE MEN
- 412019 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0 NEOPRENE WOMEN
- 412010 DRYSUIT DRYFIT 3.5
- 412011 DRYSUIT ICEFIT 4.0
- 480094 DRYFIT 3.5 LX MAN W / RADIAL BOOTS
- 480095 DRYFIT 3.5 LX LADY W / RADIAL BOOTS
- 480096 ICEFIT 4.0 LX MAN
- 480097 ICEFIT 4.0 LX LADY
- 480098 POLARFIT TLM LX MAN
- 42150060 HOSE W/WING PULLER
ANY CONSUMER WHO HAS PURCHASED ONE OF THE ABOVE MARES DRYSUITS SHOULD IMMEDIATLY CONTACT THE DIVE SHOP FROM WHICH THE SUIT WAS PURCHASED OR MARES US OFFICES. ALL AIR FLOW RESTRICTION INSERTS, REGARDLESS OF COLOR, MUST BE REMOVED FROM SITECH LOW PRESSURE INFLATION HOSES.
The telephone number for the Diving Division is 203 855 0631; fax 203 866 9573; website www.mares.com
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