Fwd: Recall Atomic SCUBA Regulators
carlson at waquarium.org
Thu Apr 19 18:19:05 EDT 2001
>> > For Immediate Release Firm Recall Hotline: (888) 270-8595
>> > April 18, 2001 CPSC Contact: Mark Ross
>> > Release # 01-126 (301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
>> > CPSC, Atomic Aquatics Announce Recall of Scuba Regulators
>> > WASHINGTON, D.C. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
>> > Commission (CPSC), Atomic Aquatics Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif., is
>> > voluntarily recalling about 3,000 scuba regulators. The regulator s
>> > first stage spring can break causing restricted airflow, posing a
>> > drowning hazard to consumers. Atomic Aquatics has received 14 reports of
>> > regulator springs breaking, four of which occurred while the scuba
>> > equipment was in use. No injuries have been reported.
>> > The recalled regulators have a black body with either a gray, blue, red
>> > or yellow faceplate. Printed on the faceplate of the regulator are the
>> > words, Atomic Aquatics ; the model name, Titanium ; and the model
>> > number, T1, T1x, B1 or Z1. The regulators were manufactured between May
>> > 1999 and October 1999, and have serial numbers that range from A07751 to
>> > A11276. The serial numbers can be found on a label beneath the rubber
>> > mouthpiece.
>> > Specialty dive equipment stores nationwide sold the regulators from May
>> > 1999 through February 2000 for between $450 and $1,600.
>> > Consumers should stop using these regulators immediately and return them
>> > to Atomic Aquatics or an authorized Atomic Aquatics dealer for repair.
>> > For more information, call Atomic Aquatics toll-free at (888) 270-8595
>> > anytime.
>> > To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a link
>> > from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site, link to the
>> > following address:
>> > http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml01/01126.html. The U.S.
>> > Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable
>> > risks of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under
>> > the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
>> > product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's
>> > teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at
>> > http://www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. For information on CPSC's fax-on-demand
>> > service, call the above numbers or visit the web site at
>> > http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/103.html. To order a press release
>> > through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
>> > machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release
>> > and recall information at CPSC's web site at http://www.cpsc.gov.
>> > --
>> > Gary N. Greenberg, MD MPH Sysop / Moderator Occ-Env-Med-L MailList
>> > gary.greenberg at duke.edu Duke Occupat, Environ, Int & Fam Medicine
>> > OEM-L Maillist Website: http://occhealthnews.net
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