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Bulletin # 01 of 1999

Interior Title: 
Bulletin # 1 of 1999
Title Type: 
Safety Bulletin
Bulletin Date: 
Bulletin # 1 of 1999. May 11, 1999
Bulletin Type: 
Safety Bulletin
Bulletin Subject: 
Weld Strength
Products Affected: 
SuperLite® 17A/B Neck Clamp Assembly
Body: 

manufactured from 10/97 to 12/98

The purpose of this  Safety Notice is to alert  all end users and owners of  Diving Systems International SuperLite 17 helmet neck clamps, DSI part # 505-055 to a potential problem with the welded stud on the neck clamp assembly

Inspect your neck clamp immediately. This weld should have 1/8" of material (1/8" fillet weld) all around the stud as shown in figure A. If your clamp has a weld like the one shown in figure B, (no extra material) please return it to your nearest Authorized DSI dealer immediately for inspection and replacement if necessary. For close up color images of the welds, see the notices section of our web site at www.divingsystems.com

NOTE: The potential of possible failure of the weld shown in figure B increases when the users neck clamp is not properly adjusted. If you use any  neck seal other than the standard DSI neck dams,

YOU MUST RE-ADJUST YOUR NECK CLAMP ASSEMBLY FOR PROPER OPERATION!

Before every dive, your equipment must be completely checked for any damage or wear. Even normal wear & aging will eventually result in the need to replace parts. Any abnormal condition of any component requires the removal and replacement of the component.    If any part doesn't look right, don't use it.

All metal parts should be inspected for cracks or corrosion and replaced immediately if this type of damage is found. While some surface rust or corrosion is to be expected, severe corrosion can lead to the eventual failure of the part.

NOTE: The potential of possible failure of the weld shown in figure B increases when the user's neck clamp is
not properly adjusted.

If you use any neck seal other than the standard DSI neck dams,
YOU MUST RE-ADJUST YOUR NECK CLAMP ASSEMBLY FOR PROPER OPERATION!


Before every dive, your equipment must be completely checked for any damage or wear. Even normal wear and
aging will eventually result in the need to replace parts. Any abnormal condition of any component requires the
removal and replacement of the component. If any part doesn't look right, don't use it. All metal parts should be
inspected for cracks or corrosion and replaced immediately if this type of damage is found. While some surface
rust or corrosion is to be expected, severe corrosion can lead to the eventual failure of the part.


Important Caution Note


This reference guide is to eliminate confusion as to which neck clamps qualify for Warranty Replacement. Please
check that neck clamps fit these specifications before sending them to DSI. Any type of marking on the hinge
block area does not warrant replacement.
 

This is the exact dimension of the stud that will help identify warranty replacement. Anything other than this will not qualify under the safety notice.

Bulletin 1 of 1999