RECALL: OMS manifold, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Chris on November 17, 2004 at 20:54:32:

Middletown, NY, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ocean Management Systems Inc. of Middletown, N.Y., Wednesday recalled 140 of its rotating cross bar SCUBA manifolds because of a drowning risk.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the undersized o-rings installed on the cross bar can cause a loss of breathing air from the SCUBA cylinder, presenting a risk of drowning.

The commission said there has been one report of breathing air leaking from a cylinder, but no injuries occurred.

The manifolds, manufactured in Italy, were sold at dive stores nationwide from December 2003 through September 2004 for about $238.

The commission said the affected units will be replaced at no cost to the consumer. Consumers are asked to contact the company at 845-692-3600.

click here for the CPSC notice

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