If you have purchased a DiveAlert or DiveAlert Plus signaling device between July 2009 and May 2013 (yes, that’s quite a large range), you may need to check the model number. Any of these devices with model numbers DA2, DP2 or DV2 have been recalled. If you don’t know what a signaling device is, you probably don’t have to worry. This device gets attached to your buoyancy compensator device (BCD) power inflator system with a chrome-plated brass coupling. Sounding familiar yet?
Why Would I Need a Scuba Signaling Device?
It is used to activate a loud surface horn or an underwater percussion noise in the event that there’s an emergency. So, if you find yourself trapped in netting and running out of air, it’s time to use the signaling device to call for help. It’s a very handy tool to have; not one that you need every time you dive, but one that could actually save your life in the event that you do need it.
These devices can literally be life savers, well, not the candy, but they can really be responsible for saving your life. But they are even handy in non-life-and-death situations, like if you’ve wandered a little farther than anyone anticipated and need to get the attention of the pickup boat.
How Will I Know if My Device Was Recalled?
The DA2 and DP2 are both black, but one has an orange button and the other has a gray knob and a red button with the words DiveAlert Plus printed on it. The DV2 is black and red. If you have a model that fits this description, regardless of when you bought it, contact a professional to find out whether you need to have it replaced. You can give us a call or stop in to our Middletown, NY location and speak with one of our certified professionals. And if you bought the device from us, even better. We’re happy to handle the recall process for you.
What if This is My First Time Hearing About This Signaling Device?
Don’t be put off by the fact that there is a recall. With technical products such as these, these things are bound to happen from time to time. DiveAlert is a reputable brand. It’s one that we’ve carried for years, and many of us use it personally. If you’re just learning about signaling devices now, this may be something you want to consider adding to your scuba gear collection. As mentioned above, it could be very handy in the right situation.