A limited batch of the high pressure rubber hoses used with Suunto air integrated dive computers, dive computer combos and analog combos has unfortunately been identified to have defective hose material which may impact the durability of the hose.
This defect may cause the high pressure rubber hose to leak or rupture leading to loss of breathing gas at higher than anticipated rate which may result in severe injury or death.
Diver safety is of highest importance to Suunto. Suunto announces a limited quantity safety recall of high pressure rubber hoses as identified below.
Identification of the affected high pressure rubber hoses:
- Black rubber outer covering on hose
- Marked with text 5000 PSIG PRESSURE TESTED – MADE IN USA
- Hose diameter approximately 12,5 mm (1/2 inch) and length approximately 84 cm (33 inch)
- Manufacturing batch code 1812 printed
This recall applies only to the specific 1812 batch of the high pressure rubber hoses. Other high pressure rubber hoses are not impacted and need not to be replaced.
The following products using this high pressure rubber hose may be affected: Cobra, Cobra 3, SM-36 pressure gauge and gauge combos, as well as Vyper and Zoop when purchased as combo products.
To date, there have been no known injuries related to this issue. It is mandatory that all affected products are returned for a hose change.
Suunto apologizes for the inconvenience, and instructs all customers who have purchased a product using the above-mentioned high pressure rubber hose after 11/2012 to investigate their product immediately. If the high-pressure rubber hose in your product has the identification details listed above, diving is prohibited. Return the product immediately to your nearest Suunto Dive authorized dealer for a hose change free of charge.
Return instructions for affected products (hoses with production lot code “1812”)
1. Bring your product to the nearest Suunto Dive authorized dealer or Suunto Authorized Service Center for a hose change.
2. In the US and EU you can also use the Suunto Online Service Request www.suunto.com/servicerequest to get your product picked up and delivered for the hose change.
Customer support contact details can be found at the Suunto Support site.
UPDATE ON THE RECALL, FEBRUARY 2015
We’re on track with the recall. The required authorities have been contacted, and there are no known accidents related to this recall. We continue replacing affected hoses and therefore keep the recall open.
Product codes for potentially affected Suunto products
SS005100200 SM-36/300 W/ HOSE W/ SLEEVE BULK
SS005100300 SM-36/4000 W/HOSE W/ SLEEVE BULK
SS005101200 SM-36/300 W/ HOSE W/O SLEEVE BULK
SS005108200 SM-36/300 W/ HOSE W/ SLEEVE
SS005108300 SM-36/4000 W/ HOSE W/ SLEEVE
SS005240200 CB-ONE/300 COMBO
SS005240300 CB-ONE/4000 COMBO
SS005249210 CB-2 IN LINE/300/45 COMBO
SS005249220 CB-2 IN LINE/300/70 COMBO
SS005249330 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/150 COMBO
SS005249340 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/230 COMBO
SS005267200 CB-2 IN LINE/300/VYPER COMBO
SS005267300 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/VYPER COMBO
SS015974000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/ZOOP YELLOW COMBO
SS015975000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/ZOOP YELLOW COMBO
SS016427000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/ZOOP ORANGE COMBO
SS016428000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/ZOOP ORANGE COMBO
SS018403000 COBRA W/ QR AND USB
SS018536000 COBRA3 BLACK W/ QR AND USB
SS018537000 COBRA3 BLACK
SS018661000 CB-TWO/4000/7 COMBO NH
SS018662000 CB-TWO/4000/7 COMBO SH
SS018663000 CB-TWO/300/7 COMBO NH
SS018664000 CB-TWO/300/7 COMBO SH
SS018665000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/230/7 COMBO NH
SS018666000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/230/7 COMBO SH
SS018667000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/150/7 COMBO NH
SS018668000 CB-3 IN LINE/4000/150/7 COMBO SH
SS018669000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/70/7 COMBO NH
SS018670000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/70/7 COMBO SH
SS018671000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/45/7 COMBO NH
SS018672000 CB-3 IN LINE/300/45/7 COMBO SH
SS018681000 CB-DBL IN LINE/300/70/7 COMBO NH
SS018682000 CB-DBL IN LINE/4000/230/7 COMBO NH
SS018683000 CB-DBL 300/7 COMBO NH
SS018684000 CB-DBL 4000/7 COMBO NH
SS018685000 CB-COBRA/7 NH
SS018686000 CB-COBRA/Q/USB/7 NH
SS019541000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/VYPER COMBO W/ USB
SS019542000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/VYPER COMBO W/ USB
SS019545000 CB-2 IN LINE/300/ZOOP BLACK COMBO
SS019546000 CB-2 IN LINE/4000/ZOOP BLACK COMBO
SS0K5165000 HP HOSE 33inch