Suunto, the Finnish dive computer manufacturers, are recalling all their wireless tank pressure transmitters and and tank PODS. These instruments, which transmit tank air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers, have a potential safety risk. In two reported incidents, the exterior case of a Suunto wireless tank pressure transmitter has failed during regular dry land pressure testing. Although rare, this represents risk of injury due to bursting.
Anyone who has either a Suunto wireless tank pressure transmitter or tank POD should take their products to an authorised Suunto dive dealer service centre for inspection and upgrade. The process is free. You shouldn’t use your transmitter or tank pod before the upgrade has been made.
As a complementary service, Suunto will provide a battery replacement free of charge and a one-year warranty from the date of inspection for all upgraded products.
How to tell if you have an affected transmitter or pod
Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter (SS019098000 and SS005397000) has a black cone-shaped plastic case – with SUUNTO, FINLAND printed on top of the case.
The old model has a black plastic base. The new model has a transparent plastic based with an LED light.
Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length approximately 8 cm
Compatible Products: Suunto D4i, D4i Novo, D6i, D6i Novo, D9, D9tx, DX, Vytec, Vytec DS, Vyper Novo, HelO2, Vyper Air.
Suunto Tank POD
Suunto Tank POD (SS020306000) has black cone-shaped plastic case with SUUNTO TANK POD, MADE IN FINLAND printed in grey on the case and a transparent plastic base.
Size: diameter approximately 4 cm, length appoximately 8 cm
Compatible products: Suunto EON Steel dive computer.
When you receive your upgraded equipment, please register the product at MySuunto to ensure you receive a full one-year warranty extension from the date of inspection.
For more details see the Suunto site.