Scubapro® X650 Diving Regulators Recalled for Drowning Hazard

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Posted by on June 07, 2006 at 23:17:19:

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: Scubapro® X650 Second Stage Regulator

X650 Second Stage Regulator

Affected units have a visible raised bump on the side of the regulator between the letter "C" and the mouthpiece

Units: About 670

Manufacturer: Scubapro® with global headquarters located in El Cajon, Calif.

Hazard: A manufacturing error could cause the main housing of some regulators to change shape over time, which could cause the cover and diaphragm to become dislodged. If this occurs, air flow will be interrupted and the regulators will no longer function, posing a drowning hazard to users.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: The recall involves some X650 second stage regulators. All X650 second stage regulators are clearly marked with a blue capital “X” next to the numbers “650” in white. Affected regulators have a visible bump located on the right side of the unit between the letter “C” and where the mouthpiece attaches to the regulator body.

Sold at: Authorized Scubapro® dealers in the U.S. from June 2005 through May 2006 for between $400 and $670

Manufactured In: Genova, Italy

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Scubapro® to determine if they have an affected second stage regulator. If so, they will receive a free replacement regulator. The company is contacting registered owners of the product directly.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Scubapro® at (800) 808-3948 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.scubapro.com

Firm's Media Contact: Cynthia Georgeson at (262) 631-6600

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