pp3In response to input received from staff and users of the Pro Plus 3, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the Pro Plus 3’s operation dive. Users may upgrade their Pro Plus 3's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program. There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

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DVT Quality Alert

1/19/14 11:04 AM

dvt Oceanic has received isolated reports of DVT assemblies using a specific batch of DVT plungers extruding. Testing and analysis indicates that this occurs when the First Stage is only partially depressurized prior to the removal from the cylinder. Back pressure from the instrument console could cause the DVT Plunger to extrude.

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qlr3

QLR3 Weight Pocket Quality Alert for Excursion 2,
Probe HLC & Ocean Pro 1000D BCDs

Oceanic has initiated a mandatory replacement (retrofit) of all original QLR3 Weight Pockets (with black stiffeners) with newly designed Weight Pockets (with gray stiffeners) that afford better locking. 

Extensive analysis by Oceanic engineers has shown that functionality of a limited number of QLR3 weight pocket systems has been adversely affected by the materials used.  Inconsistencies in the properties of material rendered it to be unpredictable for use to adequately secure the weight pockets in the BC.  Engineers have tested and evaluated replacement material that demonstrates superior performance and locking ability.

 

CONSUMER NOTICE
STOP PRODUCT USE
QLR3 BC WEIGHT POCKETS

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Oceanic has received isolated reports of select model BCs fitted with QLR3 type Weight Pockets that unexpectedly released. Affected are Excursion 2, Probe HLC, and Ocean Pro 1000D model BCs fitted with the original QLR3 Weight Pockets having black stiffeners. All BCs of this type currently being shipped by Oceanic are fitted with the new (gray) stiffeners. See illustrations above.

Analysis by Oceanic engineers has shown that functionality of a limited number of QLR3 weight pocket systems has been adversely affected by the materials used. Inconsistencies in the properties of material rendered it to be unpredictable for use to adequately secure the weight pockets in the BC. Engineers have tested and evaluated replacement material that demonstrates superior performance and locking ability.

Oceanic urges all owners of Oceanic BCs that have the original QLR3 Weight Pockets (with black stiffeners) to go online and complete the QLR3 Registration Form to obtain replacement pockets at no charge.

Go to >> http://qlr3.americanunderwaterproducts.com/

Upon submission and verification of the digital form, Oceanic will ship a pair of the new replacement Weight Pockets (with gray stiffeners) to the address furnished.

WARNING: Do not continue use of the original (black) QLR3 Weight Pockets, or use the Weight Pockets if the fixed (female) buckle that secures it in the BC is damaged. Do not attempt to repair any damaged components. If the fixed (female) buckle in the BC is damaged, take the BC with the Pockets to your Authorized Oceanic Dealer for inspection and service. Unauthorized personnel who attempt repairs of the BC risk voiding the warranty and rendering the product dangerously unsafe for normal SCUBA use.
 

Thank you!

QLR3 WEIGHT POCKET REPLACEMENT

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• Remove the older (black) Weight Pocket by grasping the handle and pulling it out of the BC.
• Destroy the old (black) Weight Pocket by cutting off the handle (Fig. 1) and discard. Do not return to Oceanic.
• Inspect the fixed (female) buckle* on the BC that secures the Weight Pocket. See instructions below.

>> If no damage is found, slide the new (gray) Weight Pocket into the BC until the buckle clicks** securing it in place.
>> If damage is found, the buckle must be replaced. This procedure must be performed by an Authorized Oceanic Dealer.

*The QLR3 system is configured with a fixed (female) buckle located on the BC that provides for positive engagement of the pocket when installed.
**Note that lack of a noticeable ‘click’ indicates that the locking posts on the fixed (female) buckle may have been damaged while being assembled during the manufacturing process.

FIXED (female) BUCKLE INSPECTION

Inspection can be performed by the BC owner or Dealer.
Replacement must be performed only by an Authorized Oceanic Dealer.

figsNOTE: If the original QLR3 pockets released inadvertently, the Fixed (female) Buckle may or may not be damaged. Likewise, if the Fixed (female) Buckle is damaged, the QLR3 pockets may continue to function without incident. This inspection helps ensure that all components of the release system are in an adequate condition to perform their functions properly.

The result of the inspection is to determine the condition of the Locking Posts (Fig. 2) that pass through the nylon material of the pouch and secure the plastic Cover which is positioned on one side of the fabric to the female Buckle which is positioned on the other side. The alignment posts, which also pass through the fabric, are used to prevent lateral movement of the female Buckle while the Weight Pocket is being inserted or released.

Pull the nylon pouch material away from the female Buckle and inspect the outer Locking Posts that attach the plastic Cover to the female Buckle.

>> If the mushroom caps* of the outer Locking Posts are intact and not damaged (Fig. 3), the inner Locking Posts will also be intact. No further action is required, the new pockets can be installed and release tested.

>> If any of the mushroom caps* of the Locking Posts are missing, distorted, or physically damaged in any way (Fig. 4), the female Buckle and Cover are to be replaced by an Authorized Oceanic Dealer.

*The mushroom caps of the Locking Posts snap into the corresponding holes in the female

VT 4.0

Firmware Update (Rev 1B02) for
VT4.0 Dive Computer

In response to input received from users of the VT 4.0, Oceanic has modified the several items to improve the VT 4.0’s operation. Users may upgrade their VT4.0's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B02 using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For VT4.0 Watch Dive Computers
from previous version 1A01 to 1B02

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from users of the VT 4.0, Oceanic has modified the following items to improve the VT 4.0’s operation:

    • Edited information that is to appear on the screen during Buddy Pressure Check when the buddy is out of range during the time that the check is made, subsequent to having made the check previously.

      "The graphic message BUDDY 1 (or 2) NOT AVAILABLE is now displayed instead of the graphics BUDDY 1 (or 2) PRESSURE with the previous value received."

    • Reduced the time required to acquire a Buddy link signal, which was as long as 16 seconds (10 seconds minimum), to less than 10 seconds (1 second minimum).

    • Eliminated flashing of ATR digits which occurred upon return of the Main Dive screen after a Buddy Pressure Check.

    • Eliminated repeat of the Deco alarm which occurred upon return of the Deco Main screen after a Buddy Pressure Check.

    • Eliminated intermittent display of dashes in place of pressure during Buddy Pressure Check.

  • Eliminated a number 1 digit which carried over from ATR on the Dive Main screen to Compass Mode.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the VT4.0 model containing previous firmware revision 1A01.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your VT4.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1B02 using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

geo1

Firmware Update (Rev 1C) for GEO 2
Wrist Watch Dive Computer

Oceanic Customer Service has received several GEO 2 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive. Users may upgrade their GEO 2's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For GEO 2 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1C

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the GEO 2, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the GEO 2’s operation:

    • Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive.

  • Removed the graphic WET that was displayed during times that activation contacts were bridged.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the GEO 2 model containing any previous version firmware.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your GEO 2’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the 

Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

Veo 3.0

Firmware Update (Rev 1C) for
VEO 3.0 Dive Computer

Oceanic Customer Service has received several GEO 2 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive. Users may upgrade their GEO 2's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For VEO 3.0 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1C

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the VEO 3.0, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the VEO 3.0’s operation:

  • Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the VEO 3.0 model containing any previous version firmware.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your VEO 3.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1C using the  

Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

Veo 2.0

Firmware Update (Rev 1D) for
VEO 2.0 Dive Computer

Oceanic Customer Service has received several VEO 2.0 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive. Users may upgrade their VEO 2.0's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1D using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For VEO 2.0 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1D

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the VEO 2.0, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the VEO 2.0’s operation:

  • Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the VEO 2.0 model containing any previous version firmware.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your VEO 2.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1D using the

Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

Veo 1.0

Firmware Update (Rev 1D) for
VEO 1.0 Dive Computer

 Oceanic Customer Service has received several VEO 1.0 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive. Removed display of Date from the Log Preview screen. The VEO 1.0 model does not feature Date. Users may take the module to your Authorized Oceanic Dealer for processing of an update.

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For VEO 1.0 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1D

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the VEO 1.0, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following items to improve the VEO 1.0’s operation:

    • Corrected display of Max Depth on the Surface Alternate (Last Dive) screen which showed a phantom depth instead of the actual Max Depth of the previous (last) dive.

  • Removed display of Date from the Log Preview screen. The VEO 1.0 model does not feature Date.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the VEO 1.0 model containing any previous version firmware.

In the event that you have experienced any of the above, or you want to be sure they don’t occur, you can update your VEO 1.0’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1D by taking the module to your Authorized Oceanic Dealer for processing of an update.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

OC1

Firmware Update (Rev 1E.04) for OC1
Wrist Watch Dive Computer

 Oceanic Customer Service has received several OC1 units that were returned from product owners who experienced similar problems with display of dive mode information. Upon descending on a repetitive dive, while in Watch mode, tank Pressure and calculated information associated with Pressure (such as Air Time Remaining) were missing from the usual dive mode screens. Users may upgrade their OC1’s firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1E.04 using the Check for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic. 

 

 

FIRMWARE UPDATE RELEASE DETAILS
For OC1 Watch Dive Computers
from any previous version to 1E.04

EXPLANATION
In response to input received from owners and users of the OC1, Oceanic has corrected or modified the following item to improve the OC1's operation:

  • Improved the contrast of the LCD which displayed the segmented digits and icons slightly dimmer than the dot matrix portion.

UPDATE PROCESS
Units affected are the OC1 containing previous firmware revisions.

In the event that you have experienced the above, or you want to be sure that it doesn't occur, you can update your OC1's firmware (operating software program) to newly released revision 1E.04 using the  

heck for new Firmware Update feature of the latest OceanLog PC interface program.  There is no need to return the unit to Oceanic.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Authorized Oceanic Dealer, or Oceanic Customer Service by calling 800-435-3483 (8AM -5PM, PST Monday - Friday) or via email.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

FDX10, CDX5

ROMI Recalls SCUBA Regulators
Due to Drowning Hazard

WASHINGTON , D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

 

Name of Product : Oceanic SCUBA Regulator First Stage
Units: About 6,000
Manufacturer: ROMI Enterprises, of San Leandro , Calif.

Hazard: An internal component that seals air between the high pressure first-stage and the intermediate pressure second-stage can fail. This can result in uncontrolled flow of air to the diver and pose a risk of serious injury or death.

Incidents/Injuries: ROMI has received two reports of units malfunctioning during diving and six reports of units malfunctioning while being tested by dealers prior to delivery to consumers. No injuries reported.

Description and Models: The recall involves the following regulator first stages:

Oceanic Regulator: Model CDX5
Certain Serial Numbers from 30202856 through 51312641
AND 
Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007

Oceanic Regulator: Model FDX10
Certain Serial Numbers from 51408026 through 51411813 
AND 
Purchased from May 2006 through October 2007

Oceanic Regulator: Models CDX, DXi, DX3, DX4, and TDX5
ALL Serial Numbers
AND
Serviced from May 2006 through October 2007 

The model and serial numbers are stamped on the side of the body or on the body's rubber covering.

Sold at: The items were either sold or repaired at authorized Oceanic retailers nationwide from May 2006 through October 2007. The items sold for between $300 and $500.

Manufactured in: United States and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled regulator first stages and take them to any authorized Oceanic dealer for a free replacement part.

Consumer Contact: For further information or to determine if your specific unit is affected, contact ROMI toll-free at (888) 636-9390 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Oceanic customers can send an e-mail to service@oceanicusa.com or visit the firm's Web site at www.oceanicworldwide.com

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270  or visit CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html . Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov .

Determine whether your fist stage is affected.

Locate an Authorized Oceanic Dealer closest to you.

Instructions for returns direct to the factory.

Should you have any questions, please contact our toll free Recall Helpline at (888) 636-9390 or locally at (510) 562-0500 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday Pacific Time.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207

Check Your Serial Number

For Immediate Release: November 2007 

Firm's Recall Hotline:    (888) 636-9390
CPSC Recall Hotline:     (800) 638-2772
Release #08-Clearance 11/29 
CPSC Media Contact:    (301) 504-7908