Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tabata USA Recalls Scuba Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: TUSA RS-670 Regulators

Units: About 250

Importer: Tabata USA Inc. (TUSA), of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The first stage balance chamber plug can loosen from the scuba regulator causing a high-pressure leak and creating unstable pressure. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves R-600 first stage scuba regulators with the following serial numbers: UR600022 through UR600029, UR600031 through UR600103, UR6000637 through UR6000676, UR600708 through UR600716, UR600737 through UR600776. The serial number and TUSA logo are printed on the regulators.

Sold by: Authorized TUSA distributors and diving and equipment stores nationwide from May 2009 through September 2009 for about $450.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the scuba regulators and return the product to TUSA or an authorized dealer for a free inspection and replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tabata USA at (800) 482-2282 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tusa.com

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