Aquanaut Pty Ltd—Apeks WTX Inflator

Identifying features

The Item is sold as a part of the following product numbers & Descriptions:

15755, INFLATOR ASSY, LOWER, POWER
42772, AIRWAY COMPLETE, APEKS
42775, AIRWAY COMPLETE, APEKS (RIGHT SIDE)
388032, BLADDER, WTX3, APEKS
388060, BLADDER, WTX6, APEKS
388080, BLADDER, WTX8, APEKS
388145, BLADDER, WTX4, APEKS
388260, BLADDER, WTX6R, REDUNDANT SYSTEM, APEKS

What are the defects?

Aqua Lung have been made aware of a case of a poorly retained oral inflate button that came off an Apeks WTX Inflator.

The button is supposed to be adhered with a high strength thread locker. Aqua Lung's research into the matter indicates that some units may have been improperly adhered by their supplier. Because an inspection of the button is easy to do, Aqua lung believes that it is prudent to inspect all units in the field. Aqua Lung believe that very few, if any, of the WTX Inflators will exhibit this problem.

What are the hazards?

If the button were to come off, the spring behind the button would also come off thereby removing the tension needed to keep the valve closed. If this were to occur in the water, it could lead to a leak in the Bouyancy Cell contents.

What should consumers do?

Present their WTX Inflator to an Authorised Aqua Lung / Apeks Service centre for inspection.

Traders who sold this product

ALBANY DIVE
AQUANAUT PTY LTD NEW ZEALAND
AQUA SCUBA DIVING SERVICES
AUSTRALASIAN DIVING ACADEMY NEDLAND
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIE
BAY CITY SCUBA
BELL SCUBA
BLUE ZONE SCUBA CENTRE
BREATHING AIR SERVICES
COASTAL WATER DIVE
DEEP SIX DIVING
DIVE CENTRE BONDI
DIVER INSTRUCTION SERVICES
DIVE EXPERIENCE
DIVE EXPERIENCE CONSIGNMENT
EVOLUTION OCEAN SCUBA
EXTREME AGENCIES TRADING ACCOUNT
FISH ROCK DIVE CENTRE
HERON ISLAND RESORT
KEN JONES SCUBA ZONE
PRO DIVE BRISBANE
PLUNGE IN SYDNEY HARBOUR
PRO DIVE - CAIRNS
PRO DIVE CRONULLA T/A WSTD P/L
PRO DIVE MANLY
PRO DIVE - NELSON BAY.
PRO DIVE - MID CITY.
QUEENSLAND WATER POLICE
SCUBA SHACK
SHELLHARBOUR SCUBA CENTRE
SNORKEL INN DIVE CENTRE
WOLF ROCK DIVE
BIGS DIVE SYDNEY
DIVERS DELIGHT
MELBOURNE DIVING SERVICES
MELBOURNE DIVING SCHOOL PTY LTD
PRO DIVE BULIMBA
PRO DIVE MANLY STOCK ACCT
PRO DIVE - MID CITY STOCK ACCT
SHIPWRECK COAST DIVE
ADVENTURE BLUE PTY LTD
GLENELG SCUBA
ADVENTURE BLUE PTY LTD -
DIVING HEADQUARTER

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 December 2005 - 9 April 2010

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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