NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2002
Release # 02-244
|Oceanic's Recall Hotline: (866) 723-2642
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
CPSC, Oceanic USA Announce Recall of Scuba Regulators
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Oceanic USA, of San Leandro, Calif., is recalling about
24,700 Oceanic CDX first stage regulators used for scuba diving. Extreme
vibration can occur within these CDX regulators, which can cause an air leakage
underwater. Divers could run out of air and drown.
Oceanic has received six reports of noise or vibration accompanied by air
leakage. No injuries have been reported.
Oceanic CDX first stage regulators subject to the recall have serial numbers
9200001 to 9205622, 9800013 to 9801711, 0200001 to 0213294, 0D0001 to 0D3046, or
9D0001 to 9D3273. The serial number is stamped into the side of the body of the
regulator. The regulators have the name "OCEANIC" written on the rubber boot of
the first stage. These CDX regulators were sold with the following second stage
regulators: Alpha 7, Delta 3, Gamma 2, and Zeta.
Authorized Oceanic dealers sold these regulator sets worldwide from May 1999
through October 2002 for between $330 to $640, depending on the second stage.
Consumers should stop using the recalled CDX regulators immediately and take
them to any authorized Oceanic dealer to get a free repair. Other repairs or
normal maintenance performed in addition to the recall repair will incur a
charge. For more information, contact Oceanic toll-free at (866) 723-2642
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by visiting the firm's web
www.OceanicWorldWide.com, by writing an email to
email@example.com, or by
writing to Oceanic USA, 2002 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577.
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