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Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard

TheU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm namedbelow, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwiseinstructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, seeCPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

Nameof product: Apeks Second Stage Scuba Regulators

Units:About 25,000

Distributor:Aqua Lung America of Vista, Calif.

Manufacturer:Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd., of Blackburn, England

Hazard:These regulators can be missing the diaphragm cover which can cause thediaphragm to become displaced during a dive, allowing water to enter the scubaregulator. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

Incidents/Injuries:None

Description:This recall involves Apeks TX, ATX, and XTX second stage regulators that havenever been serviced. Apeks and TX, ATX, or XTX is printed on the regulator.

Soldat: Authorized Apeks dealers nationwide from February 2000 through June 2008for between $420 and $1,450.

Manufacturedin: England

Remedy:Consumers should immediately stop diving with these regulators and visit anauthorized Apeks dealer for a free inspection and free installation of adiaphragm cover, if the cover is missing.

ConsumerContact: For additional information, contact Aqua Lung toll-free at (877)253-3483 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit thecompany’s Web site at www.aqualung.com.

 

Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise Haithhttp://www.divasindubai.com
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for DeeperBlue.com. She is based in Dubai.

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