Friday, January 21, 2022

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

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.


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


Sara-Lise Haith
Sara-Lise is the former News Editor for She is based in Dubai.