July 19, 2006

Suunto Dive Computers 

Name of Product: Suunto D9 and D6 Model Wristop Dive Computers

Units: About 3,900

Manufacturer: Suunto Oy, of Finland

Hazard: These dive computers could incorrectly track dive time, which could cause incorrect calculation of decompression requirements. This could lead to decompression sickness.

Description: The D9 and D6 diving instruments are advanced, gas-switching, multi-mode, decompression dive wristop computers. The products included are: the D9 model with serial numbers 62102582 and below; and the D6 model with serial numbers 62103693 and below. The serial number is located on the side of the product. The model number is located on the back of the product.

Sold at: Diving specialty shops nationwide, as well as various Web sites, from September 2004 through June 2006 for about $1,275 for the D9 (without wireless transmitter) and $900 for the D6.

Remedy: Consumers should only use these dive computers with backup instrumentation. Consumers should bring the recalled units to the nearest authorized Suunto dealer for a software update to correct the problem. A free battery replacement and pressure testing will be provided as part of the free software update service. All updated products will be marked with an indelible white dot on the back of the unit, or with an engraved “U” near the serial number.

Consumer Contact: For additional information and a list of authorized retailers, visit Suunto’s Web site at http://www.suuntoservice.com/safetynotice/diving/, or call Suunto at (800) 543-9124 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Friday.