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CPSC, Oceanic USA Announce Safety Recall of Scuba Regulators


12/4/2002

Action involves CDX first stage regulator assemblies.

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Oceanic USA, of San Leandro, Calif., is voluntarily recalling all Oceanic CDX first stage regulators used for scuba diving. Extreme vibration, a high oscillation of the internal components, can occur for an unknown reason within these CDX regulators, which can cause an air leakage underwater. Divers could run out of air and drown.

Oceanic has received 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 ranging from

9200001 to 9205622, 0200001 to 0213294, 0D0001 to 0D3046, 9800013 to 9801711, or 9D0001 to 9D3273. The serial number is stamped into the side of the Body. These CDX regulators were sold with various second stage regulators, including the Alpha 7, Delta 3, Gamma 2, and Zeta. This voluntary recall does not apply to the CDX5 or any other Oceanic regulator.

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 for a Retrofit that consists of replacement of one part and the addition of another. Click HERE to locate the Authorized Oceanic Dealer closest to you.

Should you have any questions, please contact Oceanicís toll-free CDX Helpline at (866) 723-2642 or (510) 562-1535 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Pacific Time, by sending an Email to service@oceanicusa.com, or by writing to Oceanic USA, 2002 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA

For more information and a list of Oceanic dealers check out http://divenewswire.com/.



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