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:
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.