Ocean Technology Systems Issues an
URGENT SAFETY NOTICE
GUARDIAN FFM POSSIBLE EXHAUST DIAPHRAGM PROBLEM
As of November 10, 2010, Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) Management has issued an Urgent Safety Noticeas follows:
(Note: this recall is serial number specific and is not all inclusive. If you have not been contacted by an OTS representative or if you do not fall within the serial number range 9051284-12091540, your unit is not affected)
It has been brought to our attention that under certain conditions and/or usages, the Guardian Full Face Mask (GFFM) Exhaust Assembly may come loose. If this assembly comes loose and separates from the housing, you will not be able to breathe the 2nd stage regulator. This is a result of a defective retaining ring found on some (not all) GFFM’s with OTS serial number 9051284 through 10070954.
It is extremely important that you conduct a simple test to ensure your 2nd stage regulator is securely fastened. Click this link for step by step directions www.otscomm.com/GFFM-NOTICE. If you find any problem whatsoever with the 2nd stage, “DO NOT DIVE THE MASK”.
For further instructions, or questions, you can call OTS at 1-877-270-1984, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is OTS’s intention to have the best and safest Full Face Mask available. For this reason we take every safety matter seriously. We will be constantly monitoring this situation and all future GFFMs in production.
GUARDIAN FULL FACE MASK POSSIBLE VISOR PROBLEM.
UPDATE – As of February 25, 2010
GREAT NEWS – We have many customers who have received Guardian Full Face Masks (GFFM) with the visor clips installed. This fix solved the visor/frame problem and reports are GFFM’s ARE WORKING FINE. All GFFM currently being shipped by OTS come standard with clips installed. AND yes, we are shipping.
If you have not sent in your GFFM to be retrofit as per our recall notice, please do so immediately….
NEW UP DATE – The new upper and lower clamp (holds the visor in place) has been tested, looks good and will be in full production by DEMA of 2010. All customers who have clips will have the option to send in the GFFM for a retrofit or keep the clips as is. Once in full production, the new upper and lower clamps will be shipped. Clips will not be used at that point.
OTS now has CE Approval and is shipping to International customers. GFFM are being sold on a first come, first serve bases. Get your order in now.
Thank You – OTS Management.
As of August 12, 2009, Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) Management has issued an Urgent Safety Notice as follows:
It has been brought to our attention that under certain conditions and/or usages, the Guardian Full Face Mask (GFFM) visor can be dislodged and we are issuing an immediate “Stop Diving” alert until we can provide each GFFM with an easily installed remedy. For further instructions or if you have questions, you can call OTS at 1-877-270-1984, email at OTSrecall@otscomm.com or look on the website for further information at www.otscomm.com/GFFM-NOTICE
It is OTS’s intention to have the best and safest Full Face Mask available which is the reason we take every safety matter seriously and will be constantly monitoring this situation and all future GFFM in production.