If you use a certain buoyancy compensator made by Aqua Lung, you’re going to want to check the inflator.
The company announced this week it was “conducting a voluntary product update of select Powerline inflators.”
Powerline inflators can be found on all non-i3 Aqua Lung Buoyancy Compensators as well as the Apeks Black Ice Buoyancy Compensator.
If you bought an Aqua Lung BCD or Apeks Black Ice after January 1, 2015, you’ll need to have it inspected to see if it requires updating.
“Aqua Lung is concerned that a failure may occur during a dive, causing the Powerline to continue inflating after the inflation button has been released, increasing the potential of an uncontrolled accent. While there have been reports of this occurring underwater, there have not been any reported injuries, Aqua Lung believes that a voluntary safety notice is the safe and prudent thing to do.”
So if your BC has a Powerline inflator with a date code beginning with the letter “H”, take it to your nearest authorized Aqua Lung Dive Retailer or Dive Center. They will replace it with an updated version for free.
For more info, go to aqualung.com.