Shell Diving Drysuit Inflation Valve with International Nipple recalled due to hypothermia hazard
Immediately stop using the dry suits with the recalled inflation valve and contact Ocean Equipment for information on how to return the affected valve for a free valve part replacement.
This recall involves the Shell Inflation Valve with International Nipple that was sold with diving drysuits as well as sold separately. The model number and batch code is stamped on the inside of the recalled valve. Instructions on how to find and identify the batch code can be found on the recall website. Consumers should note that it is possible for the logo on the valve to vary (e.g. SI TECH, other logos, etc).
Production Batch Code
JD1, JE2, JE5, JE6, JF6, JG2, JK6, JK9, JKA, JL1, JL3, KA7, KB8, KG2, KH3, KH4, KK7, KL3, LC1, LC2, LC4, LC7, LC9, LD2, LD6, LD7, LD8
JG1, KA9, LC5
The recalled valve is used in recreational and technical diving, and allows the diver to inflate the drysuit while descending in the water, providing the diver with thermal protection. The internal part of the recalled valve can malfunction while in use, causing loss of inflation and thermal protection, posing a risk of hypothermia to the consumer.
As of March 29, 2022, the company has received no reports of injuries or incidents in Canada. In the United States, the company has received two reports, without injury, of valve malfunction resulting in loss of inflation in the dry suit. The company has received one report of valve malfunction in Sweden, with no injuries.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using drysuits with the recalled inflation valve and contact Ocean Equipment to return the affected valve for a free valve part replacement.
For more information, consumers can contact Ocean Equipment by telephone at 1-800-657-7736 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT (Monday through Friday), by email or visit the company’s recall notice on their website.
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and SI TECH AB.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
The company reported that 28 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 1,670 were sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from April 2019 to May 2021.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in Sweden
Powell River, BC
SI Tech AB