Aqua Lung America are recalling Apeks WTX Power Inflators as the oral inflator button is not properly bonded to the oral stem and can fall off during use. This poses a leak of the buoyancy compensator contents and could result in drowning.
The power inflator is the black mouthpiece with the two brass buttons at the end of the corrugated hose. The recall involves all models of the Apeks WTX power inflators. Some of the recalled components were included on complete air cells. Those model numbers are: 388032, 388060, 388080, 388145, 388260, and 42775. The model number of the air cell can be found on the tag sewn on the center of the air cell or bladder.
They were sold Diving stores in the U.S. and Canada from November 2006 through March 2010.
If affected you should stop diving with your recalled power inflator and bring it or send it to an authorised Apeks dealer. The dealer will apply a free fix. You may also ask for a free replacement product.
Aqua Lung America has received one report of someone’s oral inflate button falling off during use. No injuries have been reported.