Released July 2001
Trelleborg Viking, Inc., of Portsmouth, N.H., has announced the recall of all Viking rotating intake valves marked ME2, MK6, ML7, NA1 purchased by consumers in North America between Sept. 1, 1998 - Sept. 1, 2000.
Subject valves can be found in suits or separate as spare parts. A potentially hazardous problem may exist with the valve swivel base being brittle due to overheated compound after molding interruption. This has caused the swivel base to crack with the result that the valve can leak or fall off. If this occurs during diving, use of the subject rotating intake valve could be dangerous to the safety of the diver.
All consumers owning or having use of the subject rotating intake valve are warned not to dive with mentioned valve. Failure to heed this warning may result in serious injury or death to the user. Inlet valves for replacement will be delivered free of charge. Trelleborg Viking Inc. will pay all shipping costs.
Subject valves are marked ME2, MK6, ML7 and NA1. The marking will appear when detaching the valve from the suit. The production identification is stamped on the swivel valve base, facing the suit surface.
For more information, call the Trelleborg Viking, Inc. hotline at 1-800-344-4458. Outside Canada and the U.S., call Trelleborg Viking Sweden at +46-411-67940. For replacement instructions for Viking drysuit intake valves see http://www.vikingdiving.com.