Cressi Recalls Scuba Regulators

About 200 <"">Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Scuba Regulators have been recalled by Cressi-sub USA, of Westwood, New Jersey due to risk of drowning, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

Partial obstruction of the High Pressure (HP) port can produce an inaccurate reading on the pressure gauge, resulting in a slow descent of the needle in the pressure gauge. The inaccurate reading on the gauge poses a drowning hazard to divers. To date, although no injuries have yet been reported, the firm has received three reports of inaccurate pressure readings while the scuba regulators were in use.

This Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Scuba Regulator recall involves regulators used to control the flow of air while scuba diving, making it possible for divers to breathe under water. The recalled regulators contain the model name Ellipse Black MC5; the words “Cressi MC5” and “Cressi Black” are printed on the recalled regulators.

The recalled Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Scuba Regulators, which were manufactured in Italy, were sold at authorized dive shops nationwide, and on the Internet from March 2009 through August 2009 for between $280 and $309.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Scuba Regulators and return them to a Cressi authorized dive shop for a free repair. Consumers can also return the product to Cressi at One Charles Street, Westwood, N.J. 07675.

Cressi can be reached toll-free at 1-800-338-9143 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at

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