Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Shearwater Research Issues Voluntary Recall Of Yellow Wireless Transmitters

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Shearwater Research recently announced that the company voluntarily issued a recall notice for yellow wireless transmitters.

The company discovered yellow transmitters may have a similar transmission interval to the one found in grey transmitters. When a diver uses transmitters of both colors during the same dive, the transmitters could experience signal interference, resulting in dropped signals and communications loss.

Shearwater says:

“Although the chance of this occurring is small, the potential is there.”

The yellow transmitter is cylindrical, three inches/7.62cm long and marked with the letters “FCC ID: MH8A” along with a unique serial number. Shearwater Research sells it to dealers around the world under the “13009” part number.

If you happen to own a yellow transmitter, send Shearwater Research an email at [email protected] or online at www.shearwater.com, or during business hours by telephone +1.604.669.9958 for more information on arranging repair or exchange of the transmitter.

Be aware that the grey transmitter version isn’t affected by the recall notice, nor are dive computers.

For more info about the recall, go to shearwater.com.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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