Scuba Regulators Recalled for Drowning Hazard

On April 13, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Tabata USA Inc. of Long Beach, Calif., issued a voluntary recall of approximately 250 TUSA RS-670 scuba regulators, citing a potential drowning hazard to divers. The first stage balance chamber plug of the defective regulators can loosen and cause a high-pressure leak and unstable pressure.

The recall affects all R-600 first stage regulators with the following serial numbers:

  • UR600022 through UR600029
  • UR600031 through UR600103
  • UR6000637 through UR6000676
  • UR600708 through UR600716
  • UR600737 through UR600776

The regulators were sold by authorized TUSA distributors and diving equipment stores nationwide from May 2009 through September 2009 for $450.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the regulators and return the products to TUSA or an authorized dealer for an inspection and a free replacement. Tabata USA can be contacted at 800-482-2282.

 

Sources:

  1. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10195.html