So it was still in place or did you look at the 2nd stage end first?...
I realised talking to someone about it last night that my post may have given the impression that I found the insert at what could be described as the 2nd stage on the suit.
No I found the insert at the inlet of the 2nd stage on my secondary regulator, so the insert had made it through the 1st stage and then down the LP hose .. A more serious (potentially) situation.
Well I think the primary reason for the recall on the inserts was due to inconsistent diameters.. So on some of the inflator hoses the insert could fall out into the 1st stage whilst the reg is not being used then when the reg is used again the air flow can migrate it around..
The channels inside a 1st stage make it very easy for stuff that is in there to move around, it's very basic plumbing..
justsimon wrote:That would make sense. My insert came out a lot easier than the insert on the Utube vid appeared to.
Yes the bitter/sweet hilarity of choking to death on a small piece of plastic whilst diving hadn't escaped me.. viewtopic.php?f=120&t=3334
SI Tech Recalls Diving Suit Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard; One Death Reported
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.
Name of Product: Diving Air Hose for Dry Suits
Units: About 65,000
Manufacturer: SI Tech AB, of Brastad, Sweden
Hazard: The hose contains an insert that can dislodge during diving and restrict air flow to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: SI Tech has received six reports of hose inserts dislodging, including one that was involved in the death of a diver in Los Angeles, Calif.
Description: This recall involves a dry suit inflation hose that connects a diver’s dry suit to the air supply and allows for the pumping of air into the suit to set up a positive pressure arrangement to help keep it watertight. The hose contains an air flow restricting insert that may be either black, blue or green in color. The batch code is stamped on the threaded metal end of the hose. They were sold with dry suits and also sold separately. Contact SI Tech for a list of batch codes included in this recall or visit the firm’s Web site, http://www.sitech.se
Sold at: Diving equipment retailers and distributors nationwide from July 2006 through February 2009 for about $45.
Manufactured in: Sweden
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using diving equipment that contains the recalled low pressure inflation hoses and contact SI Tech for the location of an authorized dealer for a free repair which involves removal of the hose insert, or to receive instructions on how to repair the hose.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SI Tech at (877) 348-3529 anytime, visit http://www.sitech.se, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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