On April 14, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Mares USA announced a voluntary recall of approximately 755 Mares Nemo Air Dive Computers, citing a possible drowning hazard. An O-ring in the high pressure air connector can fail and leak air, which can cause a loss of breathing gas and force a diver to surface quickly to breathe.
The recall affects the following Mares dive products, which feature a digital screen for measuring the time and depth of a dive:
- Nemo Air Dive Computer
- Nemo Air Dive Computer with Compass
- High Pressure Hose with Quick Connector for Nemo Air
- Quick Connector Assembly for Nemo Air
Though there have been no reports of injury associated with the defect, Mares USA warns that consumers should immediately stop using the dive computers and connectors and return the products to an authorized Mares dive shop for an inspection and a possible free replacement O-ring connector assembly.
The recalled products were sold in specialty dive shops in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico from July 2008 through July 2009 for between $800 and $900.
Mares can be contacted at 800-874-3236 or online.