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Aqua Lung Consumer Notice - RECALL


ALL SureLock II Rubber Weight Pocket Handles


Aqua Lung is conducting a voluntary recall of all SureLock II rubber weight pocket handles. SureLock II is the mechanical weight release system found on most Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators (BCs) beginning in 2009. Whether you have an original rubber handle or one of the revised rubber handles from the previous recall, Aqua Lung would now like to replace it with the latest generation handle, p/n 12396.


Aqua Lung is concerned about the life expectancy of both models of rubber handles. A failure may occur due to separation of the rubber, cracking, tearing or breaking. If this were to occur during a dive, the weight pocket would be left engaged inside the BC. While there are no known occurrences of this happening underwater, and there have not been any reported injuries, Aqua Lung believes that a recall is the safe and prudent thing to do. The newest generation of handle does not rely upon rubber and is considered much stronger and safer.


Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their BCs with Sure Lock II rubber weight pocket handles. Bring the pockets to your nearest authorized Aqua Lung Dive Retailer or Dive Center. They will be able to replace your handles for you while you wait, as changing handles is a quick process. The replacement is made under warranty and you will not incur any charges.


This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


Consumer Contact - for additional assistance please call (855) 355-7170 or visit www.aqualung.com and click on the Recall Notice.


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Subject: Change Bulletin


540-039 Front Stand Offs (x2 per helmet) added to Kirby Morgan Helmets


Helmets and Products Affected: All Kirby Morgan Helmets except the SuperLite 17B. 560-074 Bottom Ring, 560-517 Stainless Steel Helmet Shell. All shells with Bottom Ring Assemblies: 505-105, 505-106, 505-107, 505-108, 505-162.


With the exception of the SL 17B, all Kirby Morgan Helmets will soon be shipping with the new Front Stand Offs, P/N 540-039 (two per helmet). These serve as “front legs” that will help protect the swing catch assembly, sealed pull pins and other components from damages if the helmet is set down roughly or hard. Each stand off takes one screw, P/N 530-059, to attach.


Front Stand Offs unfortunately will not retrofit to earlier helmets. Retrofit is not possible because the large bottom ring area has now been specially redesigned with uniquely shaped recesses to hold the front stand offs.


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Subject: Change Bulletin

 

560-517 Stainless Steel Shells now with “Auxiliary Port”.


Helmets Affected: KM 77 Helmets, KM 37SS Helmets, KM 97 Helmets: part numbers 500-090, 500-091, 500-100, 500-101, 500-700, 500-701.

 

Kirby Morgan® is happy to announce the addition of an “auxiliary port” to the stainless steel shells. The auxiliary port will allow for future add-ons and modifications to the stainless steel helmets. It is located on the port side of the shell.


The auxiliary port plug component part numbers are:


550-097 Large Plug
510-029 O-ring (for Large Plug)
550-043 Plug (same part as used to plug MWP hole on SL17B, 18/28s)
510-481 O-ring (for 550-043 plug)
320-026 Mount Nut (Same as the communications mount nut)

 

There is no price change for the 560-517 stainless steel shell at this time.


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Subject: Change Bulletin


SL 17A/B Head Cushion, P/N 510-521. Material Improved.
525-745 Head Cushion Foam Spacer now ships with SL 17B Helmets


Helmets Affected: 500-010, 500-011 SuperLite® 17B Helmets, 500-117 MK 21 Helmet.


Parts & Kits Affected: 510-521 SL 17A/B Head Cushions, 510-522 Head Cushion Bag Only,
525-317 SL 17A/B Helmet Spares Kit, 525-325 SL 17A/B Overseas Spares Kit, 525-345 MK-21 Helmet Spares Kit.


Kirby Morgan® is happy to announce that the outer shell or bag, P/N 510-522, of the SL 17A/B Head Cushion, P/N 510-521, is now made of a durable, nylon based material (black), plus, a webbing strap has been added to strengthen the snap mountings. The material is laser cut to prevent the edges from fraying or unraveling. Velcro tabs have also been applied to the exterior for attachment of the Head Cushion Foam Spacer (HCFS, p/n 525-745).


The Head Cushion Foam Spacer (sold as 525-745 HCFS Kit) is also now shipping in the SuperLite® 17B Helmets as an integral part of the cushioning system.


The improved 17A/B Head Cushion retains its part number, 510-521, and its foam parts remain the same, i.e., there are no part number changes involved with this improvement


There is no price change at this time for the improved 510-521 17A/B Head cushion.


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